Ok initially i was gonna use this picture to post some pointless inspiration but I’d rather use it for something else. Boutta get REAL DEEP up in here so grab yah floaties
Fueled by the desire to maximize intensity and temporarily return to the competitive fire we embodied on a daily basis, yesterday’s workout was a distasteful boost to the ego that I’ve tried so hard to suppress. In bodybuilding, it is common to see someone’s arrogance grow at the same rate as their muscles, or to at least seem that way with all the posting on Instagram. I’ve tried to establish my fitness platform off of humility— I will give free advice go whoever asks and I’ll never boast about my physical accomplishments, because I don’t believe I have anything to boast about. However, I do believe these attributes are rare amongst all high levels of competition, as most who seek progression fuel their desires by egocentric ideologies. I’m not here to claim that I’m successful in this or that my body should be the goal of anyone— but humility doesn’t correlate to obstinance, so I won’t rebuke the fact I have made progress in my fitness and have made it a priority to assist those around me as well. Unfortunately for those who are hoping this essay is almost over, I apologize. I’m not even here to write about fitness.
This idea of egocentrism and the boosting of oneself without consideration for the less fortunate is something that has recently been brought into life-changing clarity to me. As someone who has always donated 10-15% of every dollar I make to different charity and Christian relief efforts, I was led to believe by my narcissistic human instincts that my contributions were sufficient. However, after certain research I was informed that outside of the greatest country in the world, 50% of people live off of less then $3 A DAY. That 10% I thought was so much is 90% to someone who leads a lifestyle that isn’t mentally feasible to someone living in 2018 America. So your thinking 1 or 2 things right now, A) this kid has officially gone insane, we can stop the skepticism, or B) why in the great name of Bruce Wayne do you mention this.(I’m hoping it’s more towards the latter) cont.🔽