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hmmm oh fuck tits

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im a competitive rower for a year now and along with 3 other friends weve trained like dogs since we started.

This summer we were all 16... perfect for the Under 17 Coxed Four race at Henley (the biggest regatta in canada) We had all the eggs in the basket and we trained 9 times a week until August 4th when we raced.

We were huge favorites and technically we had a good chance for gold. well esentially we choked and lost in the semi finals.

fuck

the sensation of basically wasting a year of our lives putting 200 or more hours on the water or at the gym to win... and choking... it burns for weeks
 

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thought you were saying like "Oh fuck, Tits!"
 
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This thread sucks..... :thumbsdn:
I thought someone mentioned tits...

Eh, it's only wasted if you think it's wasted.
 

morelos

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wow, this is a reasonable emotional response to fucking up big on something.

but think about it: you've all got an experience to share, and you're all in better shape than you otherwise would have been, and it's not like you "fucked up" on saving someone's life.

you could laugh it off and realize that we all die eventually and at some point none of our contributions to the world will matter to anyone.
 

magnolia

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well, first, think of the muscle you've built up. Second, even though this year didn't work out for you, you always have next year. Even though you won't be in the younger devision. You've trained hard and you should be proud that you at least made it through that part of it. Just think how great you'll do next year if you just keep training. :hug2:
 

Boycott

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morelos said:
wow, this is a reasonable emotional response to fucking up big on something.

but think about it: you've all got an experience to share, and you're all in better shape than you otherwise would have been, and it's not like you "fucked up" on saving someone's life.

you could laugh it off and realize that we all die eventually and at some point none of our contributions to the world will matter to anyone.

http://www.cojeco.cz/attach/photos/lide/Edison_23024/Thomas-Alva-Edison-1max.jpg
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/assets/aa/eisenhower/aa_eisenhower_subj_e.jpg
http://www.asst.ch/PIONNIERS/01.Einstein.FULL.04.JPEG
http://www.joric.com/Hitler-1.jpg
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~15251/Biographies/Plato.jpg
http://www.stenudd.com/myth/greek/images/pythagoras.jpg
http://www.edinformatics.com/great_thinkers/Fermat.jpg
http://www.command-post.org/desk/archives/apme2.jpg
http://www-etsi2.ugr.es/alumnos/mlii/imagenes/Konrad Zuse.jpg

Just a short list of pictures... If you can't name all of these people, then you barely know how things come to be. I.e. Konrad Zuse, inventor of the freely programmable computer ;) If you think that everyone's contributions to society don't matter, then look at JK rowling... She's shaping a huge group of youth into being imaginative (?) ... Actually, I don't know about JK, so I didn't put her up there on my "totally awesome" list ... Still, most people will die a silent life, touching very few (or a lot) of people, while other's names will go on for centuries (Plato, Pythagorus, Fermat etc.) ... We don't need people going around saying that someone's life will be meaningless, because in truth, if anyone tried hard enough, they could invent something that people need/want... thusforth changing history and their names go down in the books and their lives become meaningful :)
 

ericman123

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Life does suck at times. Maybe you can use this minor set-back to inspire you to achieve even higher and do better in the future. We only let our failures become failures based on how we act on them when they occur.

I'd hate to hear that this 'practice run' would discourage you from ever competing again. Learn from the past, do not dwell and train HARDER. Have patience, stay dilligent and the reward will feel more satisfying and justly earned in the end.

Best of luck.
 

Boycott

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Oh - and back on topic...

Just say you competed and you were 17 years old (minimum age) and just say you won... That would make you feel MUCH better than beating a bunch of people under 16, if you beat people 17+
 

morelos

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boycott: a thousand years from now, all those things will have come before the very beginning of imaginable time.

i'm not saying that they don't matter, but rather that if you put it under a distant enough scope, everything about us eventually disappears and becomes equally remote. thus, something you've totally lost or something you've totally won both disappear.
 

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Huh bah what i'm confused where are the tits ......mmm well leaving now unless ...na not tits :thumbsdn:
 

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morelos said:
wow, this is a reasonable emotional response to fucking up big on something.

but think about it: you've all got an experience to share, and you're all in better shape than you otherwise would have been, and it's not like you "fucked up" on saving someone's life.

you could laugh it off and realize that we all die eventually and at some point none of our contributions to the world will matter to anyone.
Listen to morelos here. This is pretty much what I was going to say, he just knew how to type it so it made sense. Or did it? :p
 

Boycott

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morelos said:
you could laugh it off and realize that we all die eventually and at some point none of our contributions to the world will matter to anyone.
This is the part I was replying to ... Sure, when the world dies and all human existance is non-existant it won't matter, but why not just help people who feel they have a place in the world?
 

gprime

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It may suck, but so what? You must be in better shape from all the practice. And ultimately that's still a damn good end result.