Home Page › Forums › Boater Board › Looks like no or limited paddling for me this season. › You are absolutely correct, from a certain point of view.
A lot of the truths we cling to depend greatly upon our point of view.
(I have to credit Obi-Wan with that statement.)
While it is true that my body will likely feel like it’s snapping and exploding into a thousand pieces sometime in my fifties or sixties, I will survive with pain, and some great memories….. I will be in a better state of mental health, and I will know that I have lived well.
I’m happy to trade my long-term pain levels for all the fun I’m having. Especially since modern, traditional, and alternative medecine is improving every day.
My pain (arthritis, etc) will likely be just that, pain… I expect I’ll still be able to pursue an active lifestyle with some effort. Moreover, I doubt if my history of injuries will affect my internal organs.
Moreover, I think being active and having fun with cool sports is good for one’s health! The only thing better would be if you’re one of those swimming/yoga/eating super-healthy/low-impact/low caloric-intake/obsessed with longevity people, but that really doesn’t sound like a fun life to me (unless your real pursuit is buddhist meditation, or something like that) ” title=”Confused” />
Lastly, if these injuries had never happened, I may never have gone to the trouble to build up the joints, muscles, and surrounding muscles to where they are now… I may actually be better at my various sports because of my injuries! Honestly, I don’t regret a thing. (If I could take away the scar tissue, but keep the gains from rehab/yoga/strengthening of course I would, but that’s obvious.)