Posted by seahunt on April 17, 2001 at 17:02:53:
In Reply to: Re: Immortal Diver? posted by Steve on April 17, 2001 at 15:12:05:
I dunno, I never considered it the competitive sport that MHK sees it.
I always talk about having fun diving and what beauty I see.
MHK just talks about gear, gasses and missions.
I just figure that having fun diving blows other methods out of the water.
The issue is not about DIR or diving at all, it's about personalities.
There are many good ways to dive, DIR included.
MHK and John Walker have fairly obnoxious personalities.
I am more of the easy going type, I just have the capability to be obnoxious.
I consider easy going to be far superior to obnoxous.
As I see it, MHK has some kind of a problem and DIR offers him a way to claim a
superiority that he could never achieve just as a person. He may need affirmation,
order or just something to support his arrogance. I really don't know his problem
and probably don't want to. All I know is that he feels justified to harrass people,
something that I feel is wrong. It's like he wants to introduce to diving, the
aggressiveness that has invaded surfing. Then he can say he is superior as long
as he is the most obnoxous.
Really, as little as honesty matters to MHK, I would never want to compare myself
to him and if I did, if I said that I am better than him, then I have joined him in
the stupid game that he likes.
Just remember that diving is just about having fun and getting back to the boat.
If you do, you'll have him beat hands down.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
PS. He feels that your answering him makes you part of his game. My suggestion is
to do your best to ignore him. I know it's hard when he's making a display of himself
on the web, but try. He just wants attention.
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