play it safers

The fact of the matter is the majority of your rides will be boring for others to watch. You’ll be working on basics and establishing better communication. You’ll be doing transitions and bending and changes of direction, and to the untrained eye, it’ll be boring.

But that’s just how this sport is. You put in the hard work on basics so that you can do the harder stuff. Jumping every day is not healthy or helpful. Canter sets every day is not healthy or helpful.

Work hard so you can play hard and play safer

Overcome the notion that you must be regular~ It robs you of your chance to be innovative and extraordinary. Be daring~ Be different~ Be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers.
—  Julian Daigre
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
—  Cecil Beaton
There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.
—  Stephen King

So I’m sitting here playing Borderlands 2, and the whole time I’m just looking up at Helios thinking to myself, ‘My two gay sons are up there watching over Pandora. Rhys is kissing Henderson’s ass, hanging with Yvette and Vaughn, wearing amazing socks, and dreaming about Handsome Jack. Jack is up there eating the shitty pretzels he deserves and being a douche bag.” I’ve never felt safer playing a game in my life.

There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.
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Stephen King

Specially for kingcollector and doloresclaiborne

There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.
—  Stephen King