RE: [SCA-Archery] (a rant) Re: IKAC XXIV final scores
- I completely agree. I've been trying to figure out how to say the same
thing and you got it quite nicely.
> -----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