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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ways that Golf is Like Life

The Born Loser

How you start out can affect the rest of the game but you will have numerous chances to make up for your mistakes.

The rules do not allow for "do overs", you must adjust for your mistakes as you go forward. (that's right, mulligans aren't legal)

There are traps and hazards along the way that you must avoid.

There is an out-of-bounds area which, if you cross into it, will cost you heavily.

The path/course is not hard to follow but you often find yourself straying from it.

It's not hard to get lost in the woods.

It is a series of goals.

Success is measured in personal terms.

There are standards to follow.

Even though others may be watching, you are the only one who can make sure you follow the rules.

It seems so simple but is actually very complex.

It is much easier when you are young and strong.

It has moments of great pleasure and satisfaction randomly spaced among the frustration and angst.

Your fate is in your own hands.


Gregory said...

such a true comparison!

The Jules said...

Standards? There are standards?

ooh bugger.

Douglas said...

Jules, exactly my reaction when I found out there were rules!