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Do festivals enrich your lives?

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February 10, 2012 7:23PM

For my part, I only have one life. A cat may have more, although this is likely untrue. Furthermore, I am not a cat.

Festivals will enrich your life if you take something valuable away from them, like attending a cookery festival, you may acquire an amazing new technique for making a carrot cake, or at a sports festival, you may get you meet your sports star personally. Such things may enrich your life. If, however, you have been dragged along and you spend the day sulking in a corner, or pacing furiously, muttering curses, you will gain nothing other than resentment (although you could still then argue that you would have taken something away, but it is not enrichment as such).

Enrichment from festivals comes to those who embrace the concept, and are involved actively in the activity. Therefore, whether it does or not depends on your own attitude towards the festival. You can bring a horse to the water, but you can't make it drink.