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Disgruntler

Fan or no, hockey is a time suck.

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6 minutes ago, Disgruntler said:

I love the passion, and the analysis and knowledge and history here. I do. I DO.

 

But wow. For me personally (and maybe it's a life-stage thing), I suddenly realized this week that I just. don't. care. I don't! I don't care about a bunch of kids -- talented, nice for the most part, etc etc -- that play a game with a rubber disc, earn a $&!# ton of money and ... right, that's it. Hockey, football, soccer, baseball, whatEVER, it means nothing and provides even less. Go out, love the one you're with (or pine for the one you're not), read something weird. DO something weirder. ANYTHING, but devote so much of your free time to watching someone ELSE realize their dreams that YOU forget to do the same.

 

I've had a negroni. But man, screw this weird abdication of investment in life by projecting my goals into some kid's ice dreams. Jebus.

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1 minute ago, erkayloomeh said:

You seem to contradict yourself by starting out saying you love the passion etc. Then go on to trash it?

I wouldn't read into it that much.

 

If I were disgruntler, I'd probably just ask for a side of piss with my cornflakes instead of peeing right in them.

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Weird that something that means and provides nothing can be so intertwined with the culture of our great country.

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In fairness to OP, folks can get lured into frittering away one Helluva' lotta' time, w/endeavours like sport. Long time ago, I simply decided to cut it down to this one sport to follow.

 

Also feel this winds into the direction of freewill vs determinism..which I hear is the old philosopher's debate. Do you CHOOSE how you will p*ss away your time, or do others/other forces determine for you? Really don't want to live a life, feeling I've simply followed trends(or notions) of others. Imho, it's worthwhile to consider one's motivations for actions taken, or whatever you aim to do.

 

But it's mostly a personal, subjective thing..so once a guy/gal sorts that shyte out, best to just get on with it.

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Take your dear diary midlife crisis threads to the flames forum. Ain't nobody got time for that here.

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I have time to watch many nights but choose not to watch.  I turn catch up with the highlights in the morning.  

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Perhaps from your point of view, but you could also use this time to spend time with your loved ones while watching the game. It doesn't have to be either or. It can totally be both.

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1 hour ago, Toni Zamboni said:

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I need to borrow your VCR real quick.

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You do you bro.

 

However, there's nothing wrong with supporting a sports team and spending time to watch the team you support, if that is what you enjoy doing with your time.

Newsflash: People can still achieve their goals and realize their dreams even if they spare time to confide in a hobby like watching sports. 

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most of us have

work time

family time

down time

 

if hockey fits nicely into your down time that is a decent use of that time

otherwise you will spend that time on something else

not sure why you want to call it a time suck

you spend your time how you choose

not sure anyone else can suck it from you . you make choices

 

but i guess you can also choose

to spin this as negatively as you wish

so that your views suit and project the same image your name does

have fun with it all  :bigblush:

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