If there is one thing I know in this world it’s that you’re not possibly as ‘cool’ as you think you are.
There is nothing that erks me more than hearing someone belittle those around them for their choices. Your way of thinking…. feeling….working out….. eating….. its not the ONLY way to do it. You can feel as strong and as passionately about what you’re doing as you want, but it’s not black and white the best way. It’s simply the best way for you. Great! Own it!
BUT you choice to call someone a douche or laugh at how stupid they are doesn’t make you any better. In fact it makes you smaller than the person you’re trying to be ‘cooler’ than.
I battle this everyday because there are things that I feel strongly about, and watching others do things that just don’t make sense, or may injure people is difficult. Watching people post videos of bad reps bragging about their PR. Reading blogs from ‘experts’ that clearly just started a coaching career 6 months ago is maddening.
But guess who’s issue that is…… mine….. so i do my best to put on my blinders, do that best I can to educate those around me with the best knowledge I have available. And that’s also why it’s so important to me to continue to be a student of my sport. The minute I know it all and call myself an expert is the day I’ll retire.
So regardless of how cool you think you are….. you’re probably not as cool as you think you are….. and instead of judging and belittling those that ‘don’t know as much as you’ – try reaching out and sharing knowledge.