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RE: [SCA-Archery] (a rant) Re: IKAC XXIV final scores

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  • Guy Taylor
    I completely agree. I ve been trying to figure out how to say the same thing and you got it quite nicely. Taillear
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 28, 2002
      I completely agree. I've been trying to figure out how to say the same
      thing and you got it quite nicely.

      Taillear

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Carl West [mailto:eisen@...]
      > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 10:20 AM
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [SCA-Archery] (a rant) Re: IKAC XXIV final scores
      >
      >
      > Scott L Hecathorn wrote:
      >
      > That he has people who are:
      >
      > > ... getting to the point where the refuse
      > > to shoot such a badly run competition.
      >
      > This sounds like, "I might not get a prize if I win, so I'm not
      > going to shoot.". If that's the case, I say good riddance. If you
      > can't shoot for the joy and/or satisfaction of the shooting, why bother?
      >
      > If you don't enjoy the shoot, don't shoot it.
      > Don't not shoot a shoot you enjoy because you might not get the
      > prize if you win.
      >
      > It's not as if anyone can make a living out of being an SCA
      > archer, so there's no excuse for doing it if you don't derive
      > _some_ sort of satisfaction from the activity itself.
      >
      > Any time you draw your bow and loose an arrow, be it in a
      > seemingly "badly run competition" or in practice or in a
      > champions' shoot, it's the same thing. Just shoot the arrows.
      > A prize is nice, but if the prize is why you're shooting,
      > think again about what you're doing and why.
      >
      > (OK, it's not _a_ rant, it's a collection of rantlets. Sue me.)
      >
      > - Fritz
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