When people ask me what I do for a hobby, I say, “I’m an inventor.” Eyes are starting to roll back into their heads.

They then ask, “What have you invented?”

I say, “My main invention is new system of democratic governance that gets rid of all political parties. I have written a book about this system.” At this point, the iris and pupils have completely flipped upwards, I can only see the whites of their eyes.

I ask, “What is your hobby?”

They say, “We play golf three times a week.”

“Oh, that’s good for you,” I say. I really want to say, “At least my hobby could move the world forward and might even make me a little money some day. For sure, I spend a lot less money on my hobby than you spend on your hobby.” But such a comment might result in total ostracization from further civil discourse. Best not to say anything. These days, I kept my hobby a total secret from my social circle. Only my wife and mother know I’m still working on this project, and I can see the whites of their eyes.

When I’m engaged with my hobby, at least I’m home with the family. My wife appreciates that.

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The real problem with golf is that those holes are too damn small. I could do a lot better if the holes were about a meter wide.

But I look forward to the day when society reassesses its priorities and turns golf courses into community gardens or urban natural habitats.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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