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Gbhunter77
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I have been toyin with the idea of just just letting magic go and stop doing. I do not thinknk iam any good at it plus it does never seem I will to performed infront people plus I'm not very smart and justo want and I'm clumbsy. Not to mention huge and ugly.
My youtube channel check it out its magic.
im not great but getting better.
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Gbhunter77, if magic makes you happy, keep on doing in ... even if it's just a hobby. But if it makes you unhappy, stop doing it. Simple as that.
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I thought being ugly was a requirement to be a magician.Smile

I agree with Arthur, if you don’t like it drop it. But magic can be fun
in many ways without being an expert at it.

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Magic can definitely be a hobby even if you don't perform. For example, I've had a great time building up a lot of the effects I've found in Steve Dusheck's books. I've got a lot more tricks than I would ever perform for folks, but it is still a good hobby if you enjoy it.

On the flip side, here are some great words that I still ponder: Find out what you don't like doing, and stop doing them.
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On May 21, 2015, Gbhunter77 wrote:
I have been toyin with the idea of just just letting magic go and stop doing. I do not thinknk iam any good at it plus it does never seem I will to performed infront people plus I'm not very smart and justo want and I'm clumbsy. Not to mention huge and ugly.

You seem to be very hard on yourself and filled with low self esteem. Not a shrink here, but I'd suggest seeing a psychologist or a member of the clergy with whom you might talk about your feelings. Perhaps you will identify root causes for your negativity about yourself and find solutions to making you a happier person. I'm sad for anyone who is missing out on life because of emotional pain and I'm only trying to help here. I truly hope you find happiness in whatever you do.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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Other than a few tricks for friends and family, I don't perform anymore. I've been planning to for the last 5+ years, but never seem to make the time to practice. I was consider dropping the whole thing...but realize I like thinking through routines, browsing catalogs and online shops, watching others, reading of the history, the interaction of the Café. So figured I'll keep doing what I'm doing.

Do what makes you happy...
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Big and ugly? Friends that could be the title to my autobiography!

I have been performing magic for a long time professionally.

If you want to quit then that is up to you. Just make sure you do so for the right reasons.

Oh and I redefine clumsy on a regular basis.
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If you're looking for "easier" but still professional routines. Check out the works of Scott Guinn. He used to bill himself as having "palms of putty". And had hard toe doing all the knuckle busting sleights. So he created routines that he performed professionally but didn't require you to dislocate a finger doing them.

Scott's gone off and become a pastor but sold his works to Lybrary.com. You can see his stuff here :

http://www.lybrary.com/scott-f-guinn-m-235.html
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Paul, I am big and ugly. I have no discernable skills. And I have made a living doing magic for two decades. I am not saying that to make you feel better; look at my avatar. I also felt suicidal in my teens and early twenties, though that is not so obvious from the avatar.

I don't do magic for other people (though they do see it). I do it for myself. And so should you. Do things that give you pleasure, or that pushes the despair slightly further away. Basically, just hang in there. It really does get better. And better. And better.
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I am also huge (I really need to start a diet and exercise routine). But I'm not ugly. In fact, I'm pretty darn good looking. Not because anyone tells me I am (nobody does). But because I say I am. I've got too big a head, a weird bump on side of nose, and still get zits. Worse, as I age, I'm at constant battle to catch those long hairs that grow from ears, eyebrows, and nose...after have a college professor with hair coming out of all those spots, I swore I never would have that. Despite all of that, I'm good looking...because that's what I tell myself.
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Paul, I am big and ugly. I have no discernable skills. And I have made a living doing magic for two decades. ...


I was just watching Mac King's Penguin Magic lecture and one of the most interesting things he said was, (paraphrasing), "A fellow magician watched my show and afterwards told me that he thinks that was the only magic show he'd ever seen with absolutely no moves. I took that as a complement .... I think."
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I have been toyin with the idea of just just letting magic go and stop doing. I do not thinknk iam any good at it plus it does never seem I will to performed infront people plus I'm not very smart and justo want and I'm clumbsy. Not to mention huge and ugly.


I've been going through magic "burnouts" since I started back in 1970! The longest was ten years! This one has been going one for about a year and a half now.

If it makes you feel better to back off for awhile, go ahead. If the "while" lasts for a long time, so be it.

Magic is supposed to be fun. If you're not having fun, back off and find something else you like doing.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
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"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Paul, I am big and ugly. I have no discernable skills. And I have made a living doing magic for two decades. I am not saying that to make you feel better; look at my avatar. I also felt suicidal in my teens and early twenties, though that is not so obvious from the avatar.

I don't do magic for other people (though they do see it). I do it for myself. And so should you. Do things that give you pleasure, or that pushes the despair slightly further away. Basically, just hang in there. It really does get better. And better. And better.


Wow. My applause to you for a wonderful response! Life is to live in the moment, and it is a personal thing. Those who stop playing to what we are told is "tops" begin to enjoy the fun of just living. Hey, at best I am an average magician, but I can entertain people, make them laugh and forget their troubles for awhile, and I am having great fun doing it. It has gotten better, and better, and...
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Gbhunter77... It sounds like you're worried about how others perceive your Magic (and you) and using to that to make your decision.

Hey, if you like doing Magic. Just do it!

Do it for YOURSELF!

I propose you just train one routine, whatever you like.

Have fun! We all pass this way only once!
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
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