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Old 05-21-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Dinsdale View Post
I guess. Personally, I prefer not to put myself in a situation where my emotions are significantly affected by the success or failure of someone I don't know in an activity I don't care about.
Disclosure: I'm a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan; I have season tickets, and I'm a shareholder.

Maybe 15 years ago or so, I found myself getting very stressed out and upset when I'd watch Packer games. I'd scream at the television, I'd punch pillows. Yes, *positive* emotions are fun, but negative emotions -- not so much.

I decided that, even though it was OK to like sports, and follow my favorite teams, that becoming so invested in a game that it was affecting my mental health just wasn't a good thing. I try to take a less emotionally-invested approach to watching now, and if I realize that I'm getting too worked up, I'll turn the channel or walk away.