I just watched the Norwegian curling team play in the olympics on tv. I always thought curling was such a nerdy sport. I still do, now that I think of it.
Anyway, I just sat there like a zombie when I saw the Norwegian captain saying something funny to his team mates. They were all standing in the target area among the whatever-they're-called, setting up the tactics for the decisive final shot. They all laughed and took their time. The arena was packed with people and they didn't seem to mind. They were enjoying themselves.
Maybe it doesn't really matter if you're fixing the economy or wiping the shit out of ice, if you really enjoy it.