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Keeping it simple

In the warm months, May through October, nothing is better than single handing my little Cape Dory 22 for several hours... THEN put it on the mooring
and returning home.
I love to sail. I also love to do some other things, garden, Corvette, work.
My point is that I and many others sometimes get expectations from our pastimes that lead us to wind up very disatisfied because we cannot be satisfied by just chasing pleasure.
I have found that I very much stay an enthusiast by keeping it as simple as possible.
Some times I get two footitis ... But quickly recover.
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hahah good post

May be it is a sign of the time. As I grow older, I enjoy more and more doing things on my own. I enjoy sailing alone, ride my Bike (Motor) alone, camp alone, fourwheel alone across the country, motorcross alone, photography alone (but with beautiful models).

Being alone makes things very simple. I am NOT pressured by the notion of keeping up with Jones. The only thing better is when children come home and hanging out with the old man doing the things we used to do.

Although my professional life is very complicated, but my leisure time is very simple. I was and am a good provider and always make sure others are OK, but now it is time to think about what I like to do and what makes me happy. They are all well taken care of. It is time for my children to chart their own future far beyond what their old man has achieved.

As I see it, been there and done it. I don't give a F ck what others will say. Life cannot be more simpler.

That is my takes on this.
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I'm a introvert anyway. Alone means the one thing that pisses me off won't be there.

1 thing that pisses me off = People
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Single handing is great and avoids lots of reasons not to sail. My old boat is scruffy but safe and gets me there and back.
I can get out at short notice with little fuss.
Always happy in good company but just as happy on my own most of the time. Critical pals don,t get asked onboard too often.
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I'm a introvert anyway. Alone means the one thing that pisses me off won't be there.

1 thing that pisses me off = People
I'm a bit of an introvert also, but...
Only the politicans pisses me off...
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Alone is good

Personally I believe uncureable stupid (as in drunk drivers) should be lethal !

NO SNIVELING NOW.. my family including childern were killed by drunk drivers ..JUST THE FACTS thats how it go's for some ...so no whining please! just put it up there so yall would know where I am comming from & why I plan on getting ocean going singlehanding and gona love it

I have flown the skies ridden the roads and now want to ride the waves something keeps puching me there and I am OK with it ...

If This is in the wrong place or brings ya down then just delete it ...no biggie yall..
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Hey HD, I am sorry for your loss and hope you find peace on the road, the seas or wherever you find yourself at whatever moment peace may find you.
Alone is one strange state of mind, populated by memories of others and ourselves, fictions we imagine then develop as our reality, reality that reads as far fetched fiction, all thoughts that read as real. The cranium is one crowded place.
My theory is you can go singlehanded ( as far as work and provisioning) but you always have that crowd in your memory and mind along for the ride.
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HD,
Thats a heavy load.
Sailing single handed is my escape but I don,t have that much to get away from in reality.
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The best part about being onboard is the fact that if you are onboard, you are there by choice, referring to both guests and crew.
HD, explaining ain't sniveling. Phuque a whole bunch of sniveling. Do waht you gotta do, to do what you gotta do.
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Unfortunately, drunk drivers usually don't get killed in the accidents they cause...and usually don't get a punishment fitting for their crimes. I should know, as I too have lost someone to a drunk driver.
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