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Re: sailing has changed my life
I would like to thank all of you for replies. I feel obliged to adumbrate a background of this question.
I cooperate with foundation that helps children from orphanages by teaching them sailing. Of course, we teach them real life skills. We show them, that life depends from us. And that what we know, what we can, what we've learnt is very important to succeed in life. We try to show that everyone should have life's aims and we should not drifting in our existence. We want to give them opportunity, something that could be one constant thing in their life.
I don't want to judge a system, orphanages and how government helps those children. We prefer acting, but in my opinion, they have many materials things, many foundations just give them clothes, packages for Xmas, etc. That's good. But we want to give them something immaterial, something that they could use in future.
You can say, "but why sailing, it's for rich people, you could teach them something practical like hairdressing or how to repair a car". Yes, we could or actually could not because we teach what we can ourselves. Is sailing for rich people? Yes and no. If we talk about yachts for 150k $, it's rather beyond common people's sight, but sailing is not so expensive as people usually think. I probably don't have to say it here, anyway.
I'm trying to collect some people's experiences what sailing brings to your life, how it enrich you, your personality. I'm very glad, my question has met with so big response. Waiting for another interesting stories and points.
Last edited by alexsylvester; 03-26-2013 at 07:41 PM.