Golf’s Life Lessons
*In the game of life, some people keep score only by the number of errors they think the other side made. That is a very unusual way to keep score because it isn't done that way anywhere else. In most games, score is kept by the number of positive things that occur, such as a 'run' or a 'hit'. That score is then compared either to another's score, with whom you are completing, or some norm that you have established. Take golf for instance, do you keep score by the number of bad shots you make or the number of good shots? Do you keep scored by what doesn't happen, e.g. you don't make a hole in one? Or by what does happen? e.g. you get to the green in four good strokes. Is 'par' a number of bad strokes that one takes or is par the average number of strokes a good golfer experiences in getting to his goal. There does seem to be a pattern here, doesn't it.
*For some golfers, the 'glass is always empty'. They ignore the positive and only focus on the negative. For example I have a friend who when you ask him how his game is going, he says: 'awful; I missed two greens in 18 holes and only shot a 78. Hmmmm. I sure would be feeling pretty darn good about that score but for some golfers they seem to want to feel bad about their game.
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