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31 Should you resist?
To many athletes, resistance training is
the preferred exercise for increasing muscle size. If there is no
load (stress) placed on muscles, they do not enlarge. Resistance
equipment is appropriate in a gym. It is not appropriate if you
are unloading a truck. There is a difference between enlarging
yourself and moving a payload. If you want to get a practical job
done, don’t add resistance equipment.
Expressing strong opposition makes my
life harder without making the world better. It uses up strength
unproductively. I might become tougher, but my energy is wasted
against friction, not spent for locomotion.
People staging demonstrations are
regularly referred to as protesters. Sometimes rightly, viewers
conclude that public demonstration is protest. That breaks
my heart. This blog openly pursues a path to the good without
explicitly condemning the bad. That helps particularly when I
perceive something as bad because I do not fully understand
If nobody believes a bad idea, there is
no purpose in resisting it. If I discard people’s thinking as a
bad idea, they think I am resisting them, not the idea.
Condemnation from me closes the door on them. Instinct for the
jugular is a symptom of insecurity. On the other hand, patience
is strength spread out over time leading to useful movement. It
does not lead the parade by resisting.
Resistance is like building a canopy to
reduce impact damage at the bottom of a waterfall. I prefer to
head upstream and divert the current.
We have run this topic into the ground:
we are no longer looking for things to oppose. The next article
will again redirect our attention, but relative to a different
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