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11-21-2013, 01:45 PM
Sorry Hinkie.
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I'll try to make this as nebulous as possible.

I used to compete with a group of other "professionals." 8 years. The profanity-laden culture and bullying is normal, even when you're doing well.

That doesn't make it okay/right/acceptable in modern culture, but most people develop an armor against it. Those who don't stress, lose the passion, and burn out.

The things I've been called-- it makes me laugh when someone starts a sentence with: "I hope this doesn't offend you, but..."

Anyone who has been in those cultures is extremely difficult to offend.

I've been involved it as well. We held a tryout wherein the guy was going to make the team 8 minutes in. We made him tryout for about four hours-- and 1on1 the entire team one at a time. You heard it if he scored on you. It was fun. Not for him, I'm sure.

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