best surfer in the world. He rode waves with a style and
grace that influenced generations to follow. He also authored
the rare and much coveted book "You Should Have Been Here
An Hour Ago". If you do a little research you might even find
the 1967 Sports Illustrated with Edwards on the cover.
Occasionally we all come across a sentence, a phrase, or even
a song lyric that seems to imprint in our brains and sticks
with us popping up at seemingly unlikely times. For me "The
legions of the unjazzed" is one of those sentences. Edwards
used it to describe " the day-to-day people, the hackers..." who
are taking over... The uncounted millions...who go through life
without any sort of real, vibrant kick". The people I encounter
in my office who draw a blank stare when I ask them what
they are passionate about, what really excites them. No surprise
that these legions often suffer from depression, have lost touch
with the joy of life.
I'm writing this at my house here in Rincon Puerto Rico. I've been
coming to Rincon for decades. It is a place that is, not only
beautiful and has good surf, but is populated by people that
seem to know what excites them, that know what they are passionate
about. Not too many depressed people here.
Find and embrace your passion. If you can't remember what excites
you, by all means, find it!