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What is your Ideal Vacation?

On a trip to Thailand one time I stayed at my favorite Hyatt hotel. The Hyatt Regency in the heart of the city. It's a great property with everything you need from club lounge, to great pool with a view, and a large fitness center. I usually get a great room upgrade as well.



On this particular trip I was going to the fitness center in the morning and saw this:



Just a couple of older guys playing Mario Cart video game. I thought it was amusing, but nothing more at the time.

But later that day I went to the pool, which is in the same area as the fitness center, and I came across the same site again. The same two guys playing the same game five hours later.

I thought that was a little strange, and I wondered if they'd ever left in those five hours. But it was really none of my business so I went to the pool and forgot about it.


Next morning I got up and went to the fitness center as I always do. and guess what I saw? The same two guys playing the same video game


Well this went on every time I passed that way over my 4 day stay. Same two guys playing the same game over and over again.


Now I hate to admit it, but I'm not above being judgmental. I thought what a waste of a vacation to come here to this beautiful hotel in this great country of Thailand, and spend your time in front of the video game. I mean you could do that in your own home and not spend thousands of dollars to travel to do it.


But as I thought about it more, people should do whatever they want to do on vacation. Sometimes just being in a new environment is enough. They were doing what they enjoyed to do in the environment they wanted to travel. Who am I to determined for somebody else how they should spend their time on vacation?


Just because I don't understand something, it doesn't mean anything other than I don't understand it. There are many things I don't understand, but it doesn't make something wrong just because I don't understand it. It just means I'm ignorant.

When I travel, I don't spend a lot of time at the hotel. I like to get out and do stuff and have different adventures. Others might look at that and say, well, why is he staying at these great hotels if he's not going to enjoy all the amenities? That makes a lot of sense too. why stay at a five star hotel that has everything you need right there, and spend the money, or points in my case, only to use it as a place to rest? Yeah I guess my type of travel doesn't make a lot of sense either to some people.


I need to learn to be less judgmental of others. Because it really isn't any of my business how people spend their vacation. Everybody should do whatever it is they enjoy. Even if it means sitting in front of a video screen during all your waking hours (ugh! I can't take my own advice, that is just crazy!)

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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
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It is so hard not to be judgmental. Over the past 18 years, going to AA meetings and being involved in a mens group in my church I have learned how much being judgmental hurts others along with myself. Who am I to judge others. I need to try to be a good person every day so on my final day I will hopefully have a lot less to be judged on. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Kirk
Kirk
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It’s an automatic thing to judge how you think others should live. Maybe you can only control the gossip part of it.

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
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The comparison to vacations. I understand why you would question what these 2 guys were doing for 4 days . Makes no sense to me but as you where am I to judge. How people spend there money is not for us to judge but I think we have the right to wonder why.

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Kirk
Kirk
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I’ve come to the conclusion that people are crazy

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