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    Love this article. Haven't read the rest of the series.

    This is how I feel on a daily basis, dealing with the people in law school who look down on everyone else because "I'm going to be a lawyer, and I am so much more enlightened than other mere mortals"

    http://gawker.com/5903375/the-ecstas...ag=iofthetiger

    They are such a bunch of pompous, self-obsessed fucking assholes. Except the guy from school who sent me this. lol.

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    Agree with the general sentiment (this is why I never understood the whole "I'm proud to be..."... Why? You didn't accomplish your race, gender, nationality, etc... But that's a diff topic). I will say that with most of the article being true that its funny how much people in this hobby look down on people who are not.

    But as I said, I personally agree with the general sentiment.

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    • #3
      I enjoy reading little articles like this, because I find amusement in how over the top hardcore they try to be.

      Sometimes though, I wonder how much the writer (or readers) believe this kind of stuff to be true or if they are just having fun with the writing style and getting pumped up mentally. Personally, I think most of it is BS. Particularly the third paragraph. Plenty of people earn their education. Plenty of people earn their job. Plenty of people earn their money. Does luck, nature, and nurture play a role? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean its not earned. What about someone who came from lower a socioeconomic background, didn't do well in high school, wanted to go to college, joined the military. Did a few deployments, got injured during one, used GI Bill to go to school. Struggled through due to average intelligence, worked hard, did many extra things to get accepted to grad school, etc... Did he earn it? Or was the GI Bill just an undeserved unearned handout? I'm not referring to myself.

      Day laborers don't earn their money?

      Nature can get your foot in the door, but it doesn't get you a medical degree just because you were lucky enough to be able to afford the tuition. You have to pass.

      Oh, and as far as the paragraph about Becky and her "golfing, supergay shirt wearing husband"? Yeah, well, he's still the one tappin' that at night... but hey, at least you can be happy knowing that you are the one who is really hardcore. I mean with your ripped calluses and super squat PR's
      Last edited by Michael Travis; 05-07-2012, 04:47 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by youngbb View Post
        This is how I feel on a daily basis, dealing with the people in law school who look down on everyone else because "I'm going to be a lawyer, and I am so much more enlightened than other mere mortals"

        Keep your head down, get the work done, and take it out at the gym.
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        • #5
          That article sounds nice and good, but there are natural, inherited aspects of sports/lifting/athletics just like there are in the areas the author was maligning, work/education. Athletic achievements are not purely "earned"......I'll never, ever play in the NBA, no matter how hard I try. I'll never be a defensive lineman in the NFL, never be a professional bodybuilder, never be the World's strongest man. That's just the nature of it.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Travis View Post
            I enjoy reading little articles like this, because I find amusement in how over the top hardcore they try to be.

            Sometimes though, I wonder how much the writer (or readers) believe this kind of stuff to be true or if they are just having fun with the writing style and getting pumped up mentally. Personally, I think most of it is BS. Particularly the third paragraph. Plenty of people earn their education. Plenty of people earn their job. Plenty of people earn their money. Does luck, nature, and nurture play a role? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean its not earned. What about someone who came from lower a socioeconomic background, didn't do well in high school, wanted to go to college, joined the military. Did a few deployments, got injured during one, used GI Bill to go to school. Struggled through due to average intelligence, worked hard, did many extra things to get accepted to grad school, etc... Did he earn it? Or was the GI Bill just an undeserved unearned handout? I'm not referring to myself.

            Day laborers don't earn their money?

            Nature can get your foot in the door, but it doesn't get you a medical degree just because you were lucky enough to be able to afford the tuition. You have to pass.

            Oh, and as far as the paragraph about Becky and her "golfing, supergay shirt wearing husband"? Yeah, well, he's still the one tappin' that at night... but hey, at least you can be happy knowing that you are the one who is really hardcore. I mean with your ripped calluses and super squat PR's
            Agreed 100%. I earned my education. I earn every dollar I make. None of it has to do with luck or privilege.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael Travis View Post
              I enjoy reading little articles like this, because I find amusement in how over the top hardcore they try to be.

              Sometimes though, I wonder how much the writer (or readers) believe this kind of stuff to be true or if they are just having fun with the writing style and getting pumped up mentally. Personally, I think most of it is BS. Particularly the third paragraph. Plenty of people earn their education. Plenty of people earn their job. Plenty of people earn their money. Does luck, nature, and nurture play a role? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean its not earned. What about someone who came from lower a socioeconomic background, didn't do well in high school, wanted to go to college, joined the military. Did a few deployments, got injured during one, used GI Bill to go to school. Struggled through due to average intelligence, worked hard, did many extra things to get accepted to grad school, etc... Did he earn it? Or was the GI Bill just an undeserved unearned handout? I'm not referring to myself.

              Day laborers don't earn their money?

              Nature can get your foot in the door, but it doesn't get you a medical degree just because you were lucky enough to be able to afford the tuition. You have to pass.

              Oh, and as far as the paragraph about Becky and her "golfing, supergay shirt wearing husband"? Yeah, well, he's still the one tappin' that at night... but hey, at least you can be happy knowing that you are the one who is really hardcore. I mean with your ripped calluses and super squat PR's
              Originally posted by RageBlanket View Post
              Agreed 100%. I earned my education. I earn every dollar I make. None of it has to do with luck or privilege.
              Amen to these. I busted my ass in college and at my work to get where I am. Hard work, no luck or special privelages handed to me.



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              • #8
                As Skip said a while back - we are the freaks, not the rest of the world. I think most of the folks on here are mature enough to be past the "hardcore" stage portrayed in that article. Saying that lifting is the only thing anyone's ever had to work for... does anyone actually believe that?
                Last edited by Duro; 05-07-2012, 07:11 PM.

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                • #9
                  I don't take it all that seriously. I think it's meant to be a little bit tongue in cheek. I have met people who I respected because they earned their education and I have met people who I [italic]think[\italic] I will respect given their background but they turn out to be a major asshole.

                  What I took away from it more than anything is not to get in anyone's face about how great your education/job/wife/ muscles are/is because chances are, you're no nearly as cool as you think you are. There's always someone who can kick your ass or who is smarter than you. And anything worth having has to be earned, be it money, education or strength.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nexa View Post
                    Keep your head down, get the work done, and take it out at the gym.
                    Thanks nexa. I need to work on focusing on school while it's school time and saving the anger for the gym

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