So, no I am not saying magic is pointless, not in the way you think. All magicians argue over "magic theory" and how we should perform certain pieces. These are all important. Even the most subatomic details are imperative to a good show. But you know what will ruin a performance for the spectator? If YOU don't believe it. I can't tell you how many times I performed good, fooling, tricks but really didn't want to perform magic. They were freaked out, but not amazed. I think that as magicians we try to be the next Ed Marlo, but forget why we should be performing. Ultimately those are two reasons: 1) The spectator. 2) Ourselves. The thing is #1 cannot be satisfied without #2 being ready to do its job. I have been away from magic for 6+ months. I'll be honest, it is really refreshing. I loved it at first but began to hate it after a while. I went off on my own to discover God (Christianity) and realized my trouble with magic. In discovering my faith, I researched much Theology without praying NEARLY as much as I should've. It hurt my faith and my love for God. As Magicians, we do this so often. We sit in the mirror, read books, watch videos, but we don't perform; Not the way we should be performing. That is to remember to have fun guys. I encourage y'all to go out and have some fun performing. If you want to email me about anything my email is email@example.com, Have fun, love you guys.