if you look back to how the human race got to where it is today, being the best looking (model) or best chess player or best soccer player did not build civilization. those activities did not put food on the table or design aquifers, or build buildings.
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Jul 9, 2013, 11:48 PM #41
Jul 10, 2013, 01:53 AM #42
Jul 10, 2013, 02:06 AM #43
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Jul 10, 2013, 02:16 AM #44
Stop wasting bandwidth with pure garbage. There is a large percentage of our nation being subsidized by the government for 99 weeks at a time for the "job" they aren't trying to find, let alone perform everyday. I could spend 10,000 words of my novellas listing the thousands of other roles in society that are in a far lower moral stratosphere than pro surfing.
Really, brah. I'm not about to debate this either, especially with someone criticizing an entity for lack of rev gen when "non-profit" orgs like the 17 you chair do nothing but piss away the dollars raised for them under BS auspices.
Jul 10, 2013, 02:21 AM #45
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[QUOTE=archy;176398]but the question is 'is pro surfing a REAL job?'. sure it takes a mixture of talent and hard WORK. so does becoming successful in any other field. but REAL job?
If you make enough money to support yourself and/or family then its a real job.
If the question of a real job is what impact it has to society then 99.9% of jobs can be knocked out from being real jobs unless you put it in the thought of another cog in the wheel to support the system (i.e. retail, hospitality, etc).
You can also look at pro-surfers as idols that young "future pro-surfers" may strive to be... or that how some may invent new safety devices/procedures that many "pro-surfers" developed. Think jetski rescue invention (which developed into tow-in surfing) and inflatable wetsuits. For the ladies they can be happy for surf "resistant" bathing suits that don't pop-off when surfing.... for the guys... damn pro surfers for ruining that
Jul 10, 2013, 02:34 AM #47
Jul 10, 2013, 02:53 AM #48
I only presented a logical question, in a civil debate.
i'm not questioning the morals of others or talkin bout lazy people grubbing of gov. dole.
also I don't chair any non profits, I only offer free time to feed and clothe homeless people.
really man, grow up.
Jul 10, 2013, 02:58 AM #49
Jul 10, 2013, 03:12 AM #50
99.9% is far to high of a number. people have to eat, **** needs to be cleaned , money has to change hands for goods and services, homes and cars need to be repaired, broken bones need to be mended, etc. that cog in the wheel is necessary for a functioning civilization.
as far as technical advances stemming from pro surfing. well take Jack O'Neill and the invention of the wetsuit for instance. the short board revolution. George Greenough and his many technical advances. all happened b4 pro surfing. it all stemmed from the pure enjoyment of riding waves. not from people getting paid to ride waves.