OK, this is not meant to be an argument...
Firstly, yes we have differing philosophies on what we want from this world. I am going to assume
that you place a high priority on comfort. As such, when you vacation
on land you also travel in with a fifth wheel
. That's fine. I bare no ill will for your choice. Please enjoy. This is just one piece of evidence that supports my demographic theory of cat owners. It is by no means a proof.
I, on the other hand, choose as a member
of the global community to reduce my impact on this planet and try to consume less in my daily life; leave a smaller footprint on this planet for my children
. I chose to live in a smaller house than I can afford. I chose to drive a smaller car as most of the time I am alone I the car. This by no means is an indication that I chose to be uncomfortable. Infact, I would argue that I am very comfortable when I compare myself to others in my own country, let alone around the world. I do not think my choice is morally or ethically superior than your choice.
I switched to whitewater canoeing for a while after being pinned underwater in my kayak
. I was scared to get back in the Kayak
for the longest time. I also did some whitewater rafting. Eventually, I returned to the Kayak because it was a closer experience to the whitewater. Sure the canoe was more comfortable but I liked the exhilaration of the Kayak.
I like monohulls because I feel closer to what I
want to experience. I fault no one for wanting a different experience.
Again, as I said before, like an iceberg, I know nothing about you. You may be actively involved in your community helping the disadvantaged. I do not presume to judge you because of your choices. To do so would be just asinine.
As for your comments that I demean the value of other peoples input, while that would make for a boring one sided discussion if I were not open to the opinion of others. I never implied that you did
grow up in a country that doesn't support free thinkers. Nor did I use the word bad.
I also remember this like it was yesterday.
Le Bon Voyage - Yachting World
And yes, I also remember the monohulls of the Fastnet 79 race
Now back to our regularly scheduled discussion...Match the mono to the cat