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Allen Yeh
09-17-2008, 06:09 AM
A blog post by Ross Enamait:

http://rosstraining.com/blog/2008/09/17/training-for-the-fun-of-it/

I canít count how many times Iíve seen one exercise enthusiast argue with another simply because the two had different preferences. If youíve been on an online forum, you will know exactly what Iím talking about. Internet message boards can really bring out the worst in people. Here is a common scenario. One member expresses an interest in bodybuilding. He will then be chastised by someone who believes his training lacks functionality. Both members may have desk jobs, yet one believes the bodybuilder will not be prepared for his daily elevator ride to the office. Perhaps the anti-bodybuilder also believes the other man will not be prepared to encounter aliens from outer space? Even if this were the case, does it really matter? Why waste time griping over such trivial topics? If aliens invade my neighborhood, I will reach for my shotgun, not my weighted vest and jump rope.

HA!

Leo Soubbotine
09-17-2008, 06:12 AM
Yeap.

Saw that recently on Dan Millman's blog:

"Recently, a quotation by G.K. Chesterton caught my eye: The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.

I got to thinking about the difference between an argument and a discussion. I know the two are quite different, because Joy and I have gotten into some of both. (How about you?)

In a discussion, we carry on an objective dialogue about a subject ó we explore a topic from different angles to learn or clarify something about it.

When we have an argument, we tend to identify with a particular position and proceed to defend that point of view and to attack or belittle someone elseís view."

http://danmillman.com/blog/?p=8

Without understanding WHY there's no point discussing - WHAT.

Mike ODonnell
09-17-2008, 08:26 AM
People argue to be right....not to find answers. 99% of the internet is like that.

Life should be fun daily....as we only have one go round at it. People just need to worry less about what others are enjoying and just do what they enjoy.

Leo Soubbotine
09-17-2008, 08:32 AM
"just do what they enjoy"

http://lukehoney.typepad.com/the_greasy_spoon/images/2007/12/05/guinness.jpg

What if the "enjoy" arguing? :D I guess they have the internet just for that.

Mike ODonnell
09-17-2008, 10:05 AM
"just do what they enjoy"

http://lukehoney.typepad.com/the_greasy_spoon/images/2007/12/05/guinness.jpg

What if the "enjoy" arguing? :D I guess they have the internet just for that.

Ah, yes. I'll leave the arguing (vs debating) for those who want to do that....as I sit back and sip a freshly squeezed Guinness....Mmmmmmmm

Kevin Perry
09-17-2008, 10:44 AM
"just do what they enjoy"

http://lukehoney.typepad.com/the_greasy_spoon/images/2007/12/05/guinness.jpg

What if the "enjoy" arguing? :D I guess they have the internet just for that.

Thats what the internet is for, porn and arguing. It's fun to make people mad on the internetz.