AzB Silver Member
I predict a resurgence after Covid because of isolation and people can isolate only so much but people take the game too seriously and forget to just have fun. I was that way when I was young playing pool was fun then it became serious (too obsessive) then I got burned out. Health went bad, gain lot of weight and did not play for over 7 years just did not feel like it. The isolation of Covid and getting lost in my day to day work, losing a large amount of weight made me realize how important it is to have a greater social spread. To talk to people more face to face. The game has gotten to much about winning and not so much about playing. Some little friendly competition is not bad but their is a limit. You are this(grading), I am that. Don't talk to me about my cue because it's a bother to my so important focus. GTFOOH. Play, don't be uptight, have fun don't be a brand/company click. Most people are not pro and don't care about being a pro they just want a short break from the B.S of life and have fun. For me pool has become therapy, like a time of meditation but not at the price of being anti social and a dick. Also don't be afraid to answer questions.It is an often lamented fact that pool's popularity is in decline. All over the country rooms are closing and pool seems like its in a death spiral. I know this may appear that I am grasping at straws, but his is an observation based the daily prevalence of it over the last 5 years. I am a school teacher by day and over the last 5 years if I catch a kid on his or her phone in class and they are playing a video game 90 percent of the time they are playing pool. To me the game still has appeal and I think generation Z is open to it.