The mental mirror

During an interview at the Pipeline Masters, the newly crowned 2009 WCT World Champion, Mick Fanning, was asked about mind games in the water. Specifically, he was asked if he played mind games in the water. He simply replied that his focus is on his game and that by focusing on playing games, he would only "stuff himself up". I have met many people who garner enjoyment at the detriment of others. Interestingly, as if Newton's 3rd law of motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction) could be applied to emotions, the same things that make these people happy, when applied to them, made them unhappy. Mick Fanning was simply reinforcing the idea that if he concentrated on playing mind games on others, when the same mind games are played on him, he would be affected adversely.

I'm a true believer that the world is playing games around you and that one should be aware of what's going on. In other words, if you can play the game, good. Do you have to play the game? That's up to you.


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