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Are you an equestrian athlete?

I don’t compete if that’s what you are asking, most equestrian sports aren’t for me. More of a happy hacker but I do like doing dressage when at work. I prefer to be on the ground working and building connections with them than being on their back. I have a cousin who show jumps but I am more of a long rein/lunge and natural horsemanship type of equestrian :)

Do you perhaps have any suggestions for games one can play to get to know each other better? Tomorrow I'll be hosting a dinner for novices at the student organiation I'm a part of, us mentors are tasked with coming up with such a game each 🗣🎲♣️

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Wow! You are so productive 💯. Ahahahaaha. I was a laid-back student back then. Btw why not sort them into a few groups and do some activities something like a treasure hunt? Do some quizzes related to basic history about your country or sport- athlete. Ask them to guess the name and their contribution to the country. Add marks if they passed and give them clue to go to the next station. Hehehehe.
Hope it helps, I don't have any ideas actually ☹️

what topic you can talk about for 60 minutes without any preparation?

ashkhannn’s Profile PhotoAysha Yusufzai
My favourite tv shows.
I.e why is "Lost" the greatest tv show ever, why is "Supernatural" my love, why is vikings a classic show, why i like mentalist & dexter.
& Also about sport.
I.e why is Nick kyrgios the greatest natural talent of tennis & one of the most entertaining tennis athlete, why is david miller very underrated no 6 batsmen.

Would you recommend a career in sport? Are the injuries worth it?

Only if you really, really love it. You will meet some of the best people in the world, but it's pretty brutal. You will get injured, you won't always heal from those injuries - a lot of them will heal initially and then flare up as you get older and your body less forgiving. The turnover is high - you'll be an athlete until you're in your mid-20s (if you're good enough) and then you've got to adapt. It's not as easy as saying "okay, I'll coach" because coaching is a skillset. Good players don't make good coaches, a lot of the time, they're too competitive. And there's a lot more ex-players looking for jobs than there are actual players 😂
So if you love it, and if you get in young, yes. Absolutely. It can be so awesome.
If you're not already involved in sport, no. Not worth it. There's no job security unless you stay top of your game (be that in coaching, management, playing) so you have to keep going.

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Are you a patient person

No, god. You know as a kid you're meant to have milestones and everyone gets super excited? It's all "Oh my god, Tommy learnt to walk at this many months and to read at this many months!" and blah blah blah?
I didn't DO that. I hit the ground RUNNING. And I mean that literally. Fundamental milestones, I hit them so hard and so early that people thought I was a prodigy. Some kind of child genius. I was a top athlete, pretty excellent academic, and I could use a washing machine.
But yknow what happens when you're that much of a high achiever, that young? Burnout. And you will just have YEARS where you achieve nothing else. You become the kid (adult, bite me) that people mention to your grandparents. They say "Wasn't Tea really good at A,B,C?" And your grandparents will quickly have to deflect onto another grandchild. It's a whole thing.
So no, I am not patient. I do not like waiting at pedestrian crossings because I think I will DIE of boredom. I can't be assed to deal with guys going down on me for the same reason. What can ya do, yknow?

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Would you recommend pads or tampons for someone just starting out? What is your favorite type and brand? Thank you!

It truly depends on what you’re comfortable with, and which one would suit you best. What I mean by that is, depending on your lifestyle, pads specifically, can be quite inconvenient.
An example would be, if you’re an athlete, a swimmer, a gymnast, etc… Tampons would be the most logical choice for you.
It is important to note though, that pads are significantly easier to start out with than tampons, as you have to learn how to use tampons properly, first.
Personally, I have tried both, and I almost always prefer pads. But I’m also not super physically active, and they are just more comfortable for me.
I wear the Always Maxi pads! There are a few different types, like ultra thin, super absorbency, with/without wings, etc… And I can’t really recommend a certain type just because that is something you have to test out and see what works best for you!
I really hope that helps a little, and that you are successful in finding the right thing for you! 😄

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Would you recommend pads or tampons for someone just starting out What is your

Were you good in sports when you were in school? Like track and field? pole vault, where you gotta run and drive that thingy into the ground

I do not consider myself a very good athlete but I did play basketball in middle school. In high school I ran track and played football for 2 seasons. After graduating from high school, I played tennis for about 5 years, ran 5k races over a 20 year period and lifted weights. For the past 10 years I play golf every week, walk 4 miles every other day, lift weights, stretch and do pushups and sit ups. Although I do not consider myself a gifted athlete, I have worked out most of my life and continue to workout.

Were you one of those rebellious, angsty teens that gave their parents headaches?

I don't honestly know why my mother is still talking to me, to be honest. And it wasn't that I was a brat! I was actually a really good student, dedicated athlete, etc.
I just got myself into so many different kinds of trouble 😂 Mum did mention a couple of weeks back that she didn't think I'd make it to 21, so everything after has been a happy surprise 👌😂

Why did you develop your ED if you don't mind?

The short version is that if I couldn't be pretty then I'd be thin.
There was a lot going on that I couldn't control, and i could control my food and exercise intake. I was a high performance athlete so I was training 28+ hours a week and competing, etc. You can get away with a hell of a lot in that world.

How do you take care of yourself mentally and physically?

cciicc_699’s Profile PhotoInfinitehappiness
Physically:
- I eat micro- and macronutrient dense foods that don't inflame or trigger my GIT
- I started taking the health of my GIT more seriously
- I avoid eating fast foods or highly processed calorie-dense snacks
- I keep my food intake under control: I don't eat due to boredom or for fun (rare exceptions)
- I walk a lot, do zone 2 cardio, and lift weights
- I make sure to get as much sunlight and nature exposure as possible (safe degrees)
- I take good care of my skin and use the appropriate products/medications for it
- I brush my teeth daily and floss
- I use sunscreen and protect my skin from excessive exposure
- I join active groups for dancing, hiking, etc.
Note: I am interested in sports physiology and nutrition and have been a serious athlete before. I can create my own dietary and exercise programs.
As for the skin, I am up to date with what can be prescribed/which products I need.
Mentally:
- I maintain a good relationship with my boyfriend. His presence in my life has a huge impact on me.
- I also maintain good relationships with my family and friends.
- I found a less stressful working environment with agreeable colleagues
- I keep educating myself and challenging myself in different aspects
- I put active effort into cutting out whatever decreases my overall quality of life, while simultaneously focusing on anything that enhances it.

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What 3 things could your parents have done better in raising you?

Now, usually, I would claim that my parents have done an absolutely splendid job, that I am the light of their (enormously seperate) lives, etc, etc.
However, there are some teensie weensie things that I'd have changed - Because I have grown into a compete athlete with crippling anxiety, and THAT makes for a very interesting mixture.
So I would not have let me compete at such a high level so early, it did me no favours and definitely contributed to burnout. If it had been at junior level, absolutely, but this was travelling to adult tournaments, with adults, as a very vulnerable 14-year-old. At the time I thought I was super grown up. Now, I just think it was a time bomb.
I also would have liked it if they'd stepped in when I got into an adult relationship (also as a child.) Nobody said "are you sure" or "are you okay" at any stage, and I was covering up bruises and breaks and all sorts. It took well over a year before I could ask for help.
Anddd that's probably it, to be honest. I'd have appreciated it if my mother had let me keep my surname instead of changing it 600000 times, but c'est la vie.

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What do you no longer have the mental energy for? For me it's petty arguments/arguing just for the sake of it. As a teen, I'd love to engage myself in debates and arguments, but as an adult in their mid 20s, who also struggles w/depression, I just don't have the energy anymore. I'm just like ~block~

Ohh, that's a good one!! I don't know how much is mental energy and how much is maturing (and only investing time in the things that matter?) But I have made a LIST because I love a list.
• Fighting for causes that aren't mine. Because a) literally don't have time and b) I probs did more harm than good, in all honesty.
• Micromanaging every little thing that I eat. I could do it when I was a full-time athlete, I cannot do it as a full-time adult. Haven't got time.
• Caring about what so-and-so is doing. I don't know if it's super ignorant of me to not really care about politics, but I can't impact it on the day to day so I'm just going to mind my own business.
• In the same vein, celebrities! Haven't got a clue what they're up to anymore. Hope they're having fun.
• Being the "good" sibling. I was always the bad sibling, but I have now fully embraced it.
• Aaaand in the same vein (again!) Competing with other people. And I 10000% HAD to do this as a teenager/young(er) adult, because it was my job. Now I still care if you're training harder/getting better results/getting the good sponsors etc, but not enough to break my entire body again.
Being human is a full-time job, my dude. We're like super demanding houseplants.

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What do you feel that people need to remember in life?

Remember that your true potential is unlimited and you should strive for the highest expression of yourself as possible. Everything ends. The only way to combat that dreadfully sorrowful inevitability, is to make good memories. Go out, and make good memories. Love isn't real, it's a chemical reaction in the brain, that others can and will use to take advantage of you. Protect yourself at all costs.
No one really gives a fuck, they too busy caring about themselves and looking after their own lives, and even if they do it doesn't really change anything. Life has a shite ton of suffering, and most people will not understand your struggles. Nothing is coming to save you, not jesus, gods, the list goes on. you are your own savior, yes it sounds cheesy but its very true. also, our dreams/desires don't always work out, but it may show you a new better path.
It is almost impossible to thrive if you continuously surround yourself with bad people. Don't try to fix relationships that you didn't have to start and that you'd better end long time ago.
No matter what you do or who you are, nothing will go to plan. Vacations, jobs, whatever. That's where the fun is in life.
If you’re working towards it, give it time. Nothing is instant and you can’t stress your way throughlife. That’s not a way to live.
Being a failure is still better than being a quitter.
You are wrong a lot of the time. Try to get out of your own head and listen to other people. What you are experiencing is only a version of reality filtered in your own mind. Life can be so different (and better) if you change perspective and actively create your new self.
There are exactly two types of people. Those who are good, and those who are rewarded for being good. You cannot just surround yourself with people that reinforce your echo chamber. You have to listen to people and challenge your own points of views. Play devil's advocate on everything. Ask yourself why you feel the ways that you feel. You cannot connect with people and maintain those connections if you do NOT quiet your own thoughts and consider others.
Enjoy everything while it lasts and never stop dreaming. You’ll never get those moments back,
There's really no point in doing anything in life, because it's all over in the blink of an eye. We could wake up tomorrow, and could all go to hell. There will probably always, to some extent, be that feeling, this could all end tomorrow.
As an athlete you rely on the health of your body, and as we all know, that can stop from one moment to the next.
That life doesn't matter you have make it matter for yourself.
Just because you love someone doesn't mean they are going to treat you right.

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Which one do you think is most important? Why? -Positive feedback -Negative feedback -Asking for feedback from someone else

Iamahomunculus’s Profile PhotoHawkeye
In coaching we work with the sandwich principle, and as somebody who hates criticising people I find it invaluable. (Thing I should say: "No, oh my god, please don't lunge like that you will do SO MUCH LIGAMENT DAMAGE." Thing I say: "Not bad I guess.")
Basically you praise one thing "The way you reached that shot early was brilliant" then the criticism "but make sure you don't let your knee go over the ankle on that lunge" and then another piece of positive feedback "Good recovery on getting back to base."
So the athlete comes away with a positive feeling about the interaction, but still has that teaching point. It keeps enthusiasm up, builds the rapport between you and your player, builds trust - all good things, yknow?
It works to a point! If you've got athletes you've been coaching for 10+ years then I feel I'm within my rights to say "the fuck was that shot, oh my god."

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pupuce_m’s Profile PhotoPupuce Maou
Long Answer: I recently started developing a crush that would never work out (First crush in almost 4 years, what a disaster). Also been thinking recently I might be autistic and that's kinda weighing on me as well. On top of this I have 2 exams coming up that I'm nowhere near prepared for. Couple that with my crippling fear of failure (to the point where I'm scared to ask someone how to use a new printer and have to hide in a toilet cubicle and end up having a panic attack in there.. over a fucking printer). Oh and the 30 or so rejections for part time jobs I've had in the last 5 or 6 months - I spent 3 years volunteering and as much as I would have loved to continue that I couldn't continue to give my time to unpaid work whilst barely having enough money for 3 meals a day as a student. I have a habit of over-thinking so whenever I feel down I stop to make sure I gather every reason why I'm sad and overwhelm myself with it, I always seem to fly to emotional extremes. Not being able to see my youngest granddaughter. Her mom is....terrible and we don't have contact. I can't even legally do anything because I am not actually blood related, but no matter what anyone says she is my granddaughter. I just hope her mom does not mess her up too much. I just wish I could see her.
I want to be an entrepreneur and novelist. Bottomline, I want a freedom, but I'm not sure yet if that's what I really want. Because in the past years I've been changing course from wanting to be a detective, a musician, an athlete, aaand more.
Plus, entrepreneur and writer are two hard things in my country. Entrepreneurs are started to be appreciated because the boom in tech startups and society has experienced the benefits from it. But writer? People labelled it as an underpaid job, some could even say "how will you feed your family?" if I'd say I'll be a writer. I know, a successful writer will get paid a lot. There are examples in my country for successful writers. But then, there are only few percentages of them. Plus, reading is not a big thing here. What's big here is when you are a person of high position in a company, or if you have a shitton of salary.
I have empathy for homeless people too. I acknowledge that often times they end up homeless from multiple circumstances that aren't always their fault. People assume all homeless people chose to be. It's not like that... unfortunate things happened to them. Now animals they are adopted/raised by their owner. It's no different than a homeless toddler. They're a near helpless product of their owners environment and they have no choice but to suffer with them unless they run off....

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Have you ever bobbed for apples?

lnr87’s Profile Photolฯຖ໓Ş
I've been massively competitive since I was a kid. This worked out really well for me as an athlete, but it was a bit over the top as a child. You know the one with their head deep in the bucket, snapping at apples like some kind of mammalian piranha?
That was me. I was that kid.
My poor mum then had to bring her drenched child home from these parties, apple clamped in her teeth. I was a frequent source of "Christ's sake, Natasha." 😂

Also, how may I address you? I understand that you are experiencing a rough patch. How are things at the moment? How are you coping?

AisyahIsHere2’s Profile PhotoAisyahpotated
Thank you for your concern and positive vibe!
You can call me Alex. My wife recently suffered a heart attack but is recovering since several stents were inserted into the LAD artery the feeds her heart. What has helped us is the fact that Anne has many supportive friends, a deep and uncompromised faith in God, and she has been a devoted athlete (swimmer) her entire life. In fact, one month prior to her heart attack Anne won four gold medals in the Masters games and qualified for the nationals. I suppose that was why we were shocked. But as you well know, life happens with it's ups, downs, twists & turns. That is where strong faith and a positive attitude are critical to handling adversity and living a healthy and productive life.
I am glad that you contacted me. What is your name and what country are you from? I live in the United States. If you have any questions or just want to talk let me know. /Alex

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Also how may I address you I understand that you are experiencing a rough patch

You had an exercise addiction?

My dude, no one exercises through a torn ACL, collapsed VMOs, knackered meniscus and multiple counts of RSI, cracked ribs and bone breaks because they're having a really good time or that medal is so important. That's just what they tell themselves 😂
And, actually, sometimes it's what the coaches/management are saying as well. It is one of the chronically toxic elements of professional sport and I'd say we're only starting to see it highlighted as a problem now. That's largely due to Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics, documentaries like Athlete A - the archaic attitude of "no pain, no gain" still rules the world of sport, and 99% of athletes genuinely believe it to be true. We exchange stories of injuries with a kind of ego and masochism that is frankly stupid. If you aren't fighting to get back at it as soon as you humanly can, you aren't trying hard enough. It's a dangerous world to grow up in 🤷‍♀️

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What is your opinion on diets? Do you think they’re helpful / unhelpful and if so, why/why not?

That all depends on the diet and the person.
If someone is severely overweight (obese) and they could die if they don’t lose weight and change their eating habits, then a diet is completely worth it.
If someone is severely underweight and they could die if they don’t gain weight and change their eating habits, then a diet of calorie dense foods to help them put on weight is worth it.
If an athlete needs to fuel themselves properly, a diet high in protein and carbs can be worth it.
For the average Joe and Jane, a diet might not be worth it. Unless that diet is a lifestyle change that will increase their lifespan, and incorporates mostly whole plant foods.

How'd you describe your general "aesthetic"? Like the way you choose to dress, decorate your home etc. 👕🛋🖼

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
It's kinda haphazard. I love pretty things, and I'm an athlete, and I live on a farm. So my room and my wardrobe is a weird mixture of all my sports kit, and my designer clothes and the muddy clothes I've just stripped. And I get attached 8to things. So I have a statue of a dragon that I fell in love with (he's called Sergei) and a shelf of vintage cameras, and bookcases that are overflowing.
It's a mess, basically 😂

What sports have you played?

softball year round, basketball, cheer all year round, gymnastics, dance. i was a year round athlete from the time i was 4 to the end of my freshman year of college.

but I thought you were done w animals? a scottish fold would be so nice waise uff, I never really expected that you are soo into animals waise haha, do you like horror movies?? and I think you are a athlete form my perspective so hellooo athlete pls share tips

Im but ive wanted a cat since forever its just my lil bro is allergic to them. Yes yes my favorite genre.
Im no athlete, honestly i run so i don't have to think 😌

are you like a athlete or smth?? and how many pets have you had before?? I'm so sorry for your loss waise, you're in med school? shitt I feel for you famm alsooo I had a husky too so that's that, do you have a picture of your husky??

I wouldn't call myself an athlete i just run cause it makes me happy.
I had >>>> pets, it all started w goldfish and then rabbits and parrots amd other birds then dogs bcs my dad hunts amd stuff tho i don't like pointers tou ghar pr we had the ones i mentioned, sont have a picture atm. And now i want to get a cat, Scottish fold to be exact :((

If you don't mind me asking, how does it feel to be sick with covid19? Is it painful? How long does it take you to get better? I used to think TB would be very painful, but then I caught it and it was very bearable. You feel very weak and tired, but nothing hurts per se.

It's horrendous, and that's bearing in mind that I'm an athlete and 23 - I got to the point where it was "we'll give it an hour and if there's no change then we're calling an ambulance" but I wasn't hospitalised.
It took me 5 weeks to feel something like normal again and I honestly remember very little of those 5 weeks 😂 Like you say, you're tired and weak but it's the feeling of not being able to breathe and coughing up your lungs that gets really scary by the end of it. You don't sleep more than an hour at a time because you'll cough yourself awake and stay awake for hours, so by the end you're just exhausted and run out of fight. There's no appetite and everything aches. So bundle of giggles 😂
What's kind of weird is that it's 12 weeks later and I'm still exhausted? Like, yes I can get back to the three hour workouts but I'll be asleep by 8pm. There's no resilience left, it's really odd.
So not great, but not awful! Like I said, though, I was almost hospitalised but wasn't so it was still a mild-ish case.

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If that’s what works to keep you in shape eh that’s awesome 😊. Holy crap eh look at you all go! How has it been? Challenging?. I’m actually a bodybuilding athlete and weight lifting is my favourite. Also weights burn fat and calories for 48 hours 🤤.

There‘s one exercise that my brother added to list that I don’t really like, since it‘s so challenging that I need to take breaks in between. 😅
But in general it‘s okay and not that hard. 🤗
That sounds amazing. I‘m happy to hear that you found something you enjoy so much. 🤗
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Damn...how do you just manage to be soo sassyy with that icon and such class though ??? Ufff that hotness and your charm..you just slayyyyy as usual❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ leggit an athlete ?? What more talents you have.??? Surely a queen haaa🌟🌟🌟

viraj08’s Profile PhotoViraj Karandikar
Oh damn, itni tareef. Vv sweet lol thank you 😩💋💋

Do you enjoy trying new things or do you just like your everyday kind of things that go on in your life? Like do you mind trying new foods? Or rearranging your room every now and then? Or maybe trying to face your fears? Or just trying different new challenges?

Ice_Frozen_Vocals’s Profile PhotoŞωεεT† ɮȩ̷̠̝͙̎̑̆ℓℓล ♡♪
People know me because of my involvement in so many creative activities. When you deeply feel the fact that everyone has same mechanism as a human & there's only life to experience everything, then you naturally gain the determination to adopt something new. It could be any activity or habit. Everyone is capable of everything. We only lose when it's about mental determination & emotions. This is my key to gather wonders in this life. Try something new. If there's an athlete you like then it's not good to consider yourself an ordinary person. He/She was you back in time. It's never bad to dream or confess about your desires. Keep chasing your dreams like I'm doing! ❤️

How do you overcome the sadness when you are told by an astrologer that you can never achieve the dream of a government job you can either opt private?

Do not believe the astrologist for starters. It is the belief that is making you sad, and believing that is martyrdom (sacrificing your life). You are choosing to sacrifice your dreams because an astrologist told you something?
Not even the astrologer knows if what they told you is true. How could they? Astrologers rely on their own beliefs in astrological systems that other humans (imperfect) created at some point in the recent or distant past. Different astrologers will tell you different things because they believe different things and it is made up and interpreted by human beings, and we make mistakes and create false beliefs all the time. Only believe in astrology if GOD shows up in front of you and explains how the stars and planets and your birth date and time mean something to your job prospects. Instead of believing in some astrologer, focus on developing your skills, your personality, your resume, your appearance, and build contacts and relationships, and if you want to get a job in government, go for it, work for it, and keep trying. If you are smart and qualified, you deserve a chance to succeed. Not everyone who wants a job in government gets one, just like everyone who wants to win the lottery or become President or be a professional athlete achieves their dream, but you have to try if you want to achieve your dream. Don’t let an astrologer’s words stand in your way.
Shape your own destiny. Exercise, eat well, do yoga, meditate, learn everything there is to know about the job you want, get the qualifications needed, and keep trying. You are free to pursue your dreams.

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Who's your favorite athlete?

ببقي لابس ٣بلوفرات و جاكتين وهشخ علي روحي من الساقعة ويعدي من قدامي فستان قصير و مفتوح والحقيقة مش قادر افهم جايبين صحتهم دي منين؟؟ يا نسوان يا قادرة!!!!

How much of your success in badminton do you feel is due to an innate athleticism, and how much due to proper coaching and training. In other words, how successful can a natural athlete be without great coaching, & how successful can a non-athlete be if they get excellent coaching & training?

You ask such amazing questions, good God. I do apologise for the lack of quality in the answers, haha!
It's a tricky one to say. I made it all of the way to county level before I recieved any real coaching. I taught myself how to serve properly and whatever off of YouTube, but up until then I was playing with the wrong grip and no concept of footwork. What I did have, and I think helped in a huge way, was a past in dance and sprinting/athletics. So as you say, there was a level of innate athleticism. That being said, as soon as I recieved proper coaching I flew from strength to strength - partially because I had the confidence to go "I know this shot will work because I have put in the building blocks and know this stroke cycle inside out." Within two years of having proper coaching, I was a coach myself.
And as a coach, I see the same. A lot of my role is to stand back and watch - sure, be on court but make sure you see what people are doing with their feet, their grip, their body. And what I see again and again is that naturally athletic kids will do amazingly for the first couple of weeks - but they don't want to listen. At a very base level, they can win through sheer speed and power. Unfortunately the kids who do listen and want to learn take over after a really small handful of time because badminton is based massively on technique. Without it, you stagnate really quickly. Of the two, my money would be on the somewhat less athletic player who knows what they're doing. Fitness levels can be improved, haha, so that's not a sticking point. But attitudes to trying new things - you need coaches to inspire, to lead, to help. Without those, the game grows old really quickly.

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You know what ? I was going to reply with something even more wittier & multi-layered for you to disect but .. I'm getting a vibe here that you rarely welcome a change & are usually not open to being courteous/playful without a reason & I know why that would be the case .. too many jerks around.Ciao

sivvish’s Profile PhotoVishal Singh
I wish it was something witty and multi-layered for me to disect;) Also you must be an athlete cus you jump onto conclusions like one! Ciaoo
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