It isn't a hobby, an activity, or something to pass the time. It is a SPORT. It requires energy, strength, talent, and PERSONALITY. It's spending your days, nights, weekends, and summer vacations on a gym floor or a football field, pouring out your heart and soul into a 6 or 7 foot flagpole, a 3 1/2 pound rifle, or an unbalanced sabre for anyone who is willing to watch, or meerly for the sake of performance. It's hearing the words "Pay Attention! Listen! Think! Again Again Again!" over and over. It's knowing that the smart guard really is the good guard, 'one more time' really means 20, and perfect practice makes a perfect performance. It's doing endless run-throughs until your coach is satisfied, regardless of how sick or tired you are. It's the game that you love and the love of the game, an knowing that for 4 or 5, 6 or 7, 8 or 9 minutes, nothing else matters.