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  1. Elegua

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Yeah, get too reductive, things lose their meaning. It's often that balance that I often miss; simple enough to understand, complex enough to retain the important nuance. At the risk of over-simplification, I put the solo cruiser in the category of people who might live in the imaginary eye's...
  2. Elegua

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    I guess I wasn't being fair by badly paraphrasing and not giving the context of that quote. Kundera believes that everyone needs an audience of some kind; for some that's an invisible public audience. Think movie star. For others it's an audience of people they know. Those are the, "tireless...
  3. Elegua

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    I was paraphrasing Kundera, and I think there is some truth there. "The reason we write books is that our kids don't give a damn. We turn to an anonymous world because our wife stops up her ears when we talk to her." And before you get offended, also ask why am I (as in me, not you) posting...
  4. Elegua

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Well, to write a book in the first place you have to be narcissistic. As if your words and experience mattered to others? But really, people only write things because no one around them gives a damn and they need another audience.
  5. Elegua

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Progress/innovation/change is almost always generated by the "crebels" - the creative-rebels. It's always a challenge to corral them in institutions that are by definition largely made of normies without either creating chaos or squashing them. In my current role, we require scientists that...
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    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Coming of age in Asia in the early 90's, I got turned off by people like this because I think they generally violate the clean wake rule. There often is a beg-packer component where they grift, steal or just interact poorly with local communities. It got really old trying to explain away their...

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