rotterdam_82 wrote:Because its fun?
Are you asking me? Of course it is fun. But wouldn't you also agree that it can be time consuming? I guess I just don't have the mindset to take satisfaction in winning a league and getting nothing as a reward. I am just a dog that demands his treat after he performs his trick.
By the way, I am not trying to be a Dickie Roberts by asking this question. I seriously want to know the answer.
Seriously, If you have to ask this question, I dont think you can understand the answer.
Since you asked, I'll try anyway.
The effort is its own reward -- learning to play a musical instrument with no hope of being "discovered", growing tomatoes when you don't really save any money. stamp collecting, model trains, playing in a softball or basketball game, skiing or hang gliding, playing Quake online, etc. There is usually no financial rewards in these activities, and even if there is, its just icing on the cake.
Sure its time consuming, but if you enjoy it, the time spent is not noticable.