Remember, this is philosophical and contrary to actuality but here goes:
Suppose you were diagnosed with a rare disorder and your life expectancy was only one (1) year, but if you gave up cycling your life expectancy went up to two (2) years. Would you ride your bike for the one year or give it up and live cycle-free for two?
I enjoy cycling tremendously, just ask my wife. I think about this sport and lifestyle constantly when my mind isn't occupied with work or family. I try to ride everyday. If I'm not riding I'm working on or cleaning my bikes. But, I would give it up instantly to spend more time with my wife and my son!
Now to take this a step further, If I had to give up everything about cycling, i.e. reading magazines, working on bikes, watching videos, THIS FORUM,..etc.
I don't know if I could do it. I could try, but I'm literally addicted to cycling. I would probably go crazy during those 2 years. Heck, my wife would probably put me out of my misery (and hers too!) if I couldn't have anything to do with cycling.
What would you do?