What draws us to our hobbies?

If you were to see me working on an old vehicle in the hot sun, sweat and cuss words flowing, you would not get the impression that I am enjoying myself. Believe it or not, I am relieving stress through vehicular therapy. To me, there's nothing better than trying to find the right tool and replacing some worn out part with a new shiny one. 

It's deceivingly simple. It appears that I am loosening and tightening bolts, but I'm thinking...working my way through the problems coursing through my brain.

Even when I'm going 178 mph in a Corvette like the one pictured, I'm thinking. I'm taking mental notes of how the car feels, how I feel, what I can do better next time. 

Since I've never been much of a mainstream sports fan, I've often wondered...what is the draw? Do you get the same feelings I get when I fix a car? When your team wins, is it also your personal victory?

I imagine it's like when I go faster than I've ever gone or fix a nagging noise in my brakes. It's a feeling of accomplishment. It's a reason to be in a good mood. 

Whatever the motivation or the payoff, here's to winning. Now, I'm off to cuss at my truck again.   

Sean Roberts

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