Speaking of old guys

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by nedsurf, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:04 PM.

  1. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    I wasn't really looking for examples of altruistic lives as I realize that there are a number of people who have sacrificed for the good of others.

    My point is that what most people do is self serving. Finding someone who has lived his life doing what he loves is really how we all should be.

    Something to think about during that grind at work. I know I will... wait a minute, I'm retired. Never mind.

    John
     
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  2. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    Bryce Harper rejected a 10 year $300 million contract offer... could be it was too much money and he didn't want to take advantage of the Nationals?

    John

    Edit: I know this is getting OT, but that $30 million per year equates to $9 from every ticket by 40,000 fans at 81 home games or 500 people buying a beer at each game.
     
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  3. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    70s SanO,

    Journalists, heck maybe even artists come to mind also.

    I think I get your point though. Anyone acting selfless is motivated by the self? I mean one must choose to act selflessly. Are you suggesting that choice is selfish?
     
  4. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    Trolling involves lots of noise and equipment, and it's pretty easy to troll along and snag other peoples lines, but evidently it is still effective at bagging a few. Not my style but some seem to use it heavily.

    For those that lost track, it was a simple birthday notice.
     
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  5. Surfnfish

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    From a macro view, props to George for his much valued work in shepherding in the shortboard evolution...his work with Wildnerness surfboards helped propagate hull and high aspect fin designs up and down the coast at a much needed time, and remain in effect to this day.

    From the micro, just another wealthy trust funder who pursued a life of indulgence, following his personal passion to another country to continue it in a than less crowded arena...expecting surfers to be philanthropic or fully community centric is much like expecting a cat to start playing the piano...it's rarely done, and notable when it is...
     
  6. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

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    I apologize for my cavalier remarks and any participation in this.

    John
     
  7. LB LIZARD

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    Surfing itself can be a selfish thing. My wave, my beach, snaking, burning, anger, etc. Oh, and no respect for your surfing elders
     
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  8. SeniorGrom

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    Bums me out. It’s been years since I had hair. I wanted that mop when I was 16.
     
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  9. Planktom

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    There's a difference between being selfish at the expense of others and being selfish with some kind of soft, possibly unintentional, benefit to others.

    From a fairly peripheral viewpoint, it seems George's passions have certainly benefitted the surfing populace, rather than taken away from it. And some people do not need to work for a number of reasons in order to ends meet, I find it hard to begrudge people their inheritance and circumstance, unless they use it to make others' lives harder (hmm, this could get political...)
     
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  10. LB LIZARD

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    A trust fund kid then and now a trust fund elder. Hey, don’t knock it.
     

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