Chapter 13

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I'm not interested in sports, mostly.
It's not my style to try to "beat" people. Winning makes no sense to me. Who cares who "wins"; the point should be to be happy and do good work.

Which means that I do like baseball and golf. Sports like football and basketball are all about flimflamming the other guy -- or knocking him senseless. On the other hand, sports like baseball, and especially bowling and golf, are about execution -- how well you yourself can do something.

It's the beauty of the craft that appeals to me, not "beating" some other guy.


The young people reading this might not know, but everyone else does: Being right is the most efficient path to a lonely, broke, unsuccessful life that you can take. If you want to be successful you have to want to beat people and you have to fully participate in the public delusions of the moment, each moment all your life.

Is this bad?
Well, it's what the world wants, so how can you say it's bad?