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Yacht - seeking perfect owner
We see so many posts of we the Owners seeking a perfect yacht. And many of us think we have found that “perfect yacht.” It got me thinking, maybe we are looking at it backwards from reality?
There is an argument that plants, grains in particular, domesticate humans to care for them. By extension this covers animals as well. Anyone who has owned a cat will recognize the symptoms.
So, perhaps, reality is that our boats groom/domesticate, us to care for them and to fall in love with them. We adjust to their ways, their desires. They change and mold us more than we change them.
I came to this thought by wandering through Yachtworld for the umpteenth time, this time looking for our “perfect retirement yacht.” I could not find anything I like better than what we have. How can this be? There are zillions of yachts out there, many much “fancier”, and “nicer”, with many more “comforts.” So why are we, my Wife and I, so infatuated with our current boat?
The last time we looked we looked for a good long time and looked at many different boats, very different boats. And came close to buying a couple, even after we had found this one. Would we have fallen in love with them?
Then I thought, ”Wait a second, who is really in charge here? Is it me, or have I been modified by the boat to be happy with, and to care for her? Have I been domesticated by my boat?”
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter
Last edited by hpeer; 01-17-2020 at 01:09 PM.