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An Interpretation of Icons and Symbols

Man is not a Tabla Rosa, a blank slate, waiting to be shaped by the external world.  Man is instead filled with organismic, instinctual drives and eager to act upon them. The primary drive Freud called Libido, a life giving … Continue reading

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Socrates shares a lesson for surf schools

Consider the following parable.  One day a youth sauntered up to Socrates and said he had heard of the revered teacher’s reputation for truth and wished Socrates teach him.  Socrates welcomed the youth and asked him to go on a … Continue reading

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Master Oogway

“Quit, don’t quit? Surf, don’t surf? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the … Continue reading

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Why do we surf? A matter that ad campaigns won’t settle

Surfing is the most ephemeral of sports. Research has shown that only around 4% of a surf session is spent riding waves.1 That percentage dwindles further when one also calculates the time spent waiting for the right swell, searching for … Continue reading

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