“The longer I live, the more I appreciate the benefits of structure, of rules, of friction. Today we are amoebas floating in an Age of Anomie. Life seems empty and insubstantial. Evil goes unpunished. Good goes unrewarded. Merit goes unhonored. There’s no clear way to earn honor or avoid shame. Instead of a few earning the just fruits of their valiant labors, everyone is given a tiny portion of the egalitarian pie of praise, a crumb that offers no nourishment, does nothing to satiate our hunger for glory. Nobody cares what you do. There’s no in or out. We each construct our own realities, but without the comparison with, the competition with, the esteem of others — it all feels sometimes like a great charade where we’ve all convinced ourselves that the world’s never been better, while shoving down the empty pit in our stomachs.” -From The Art of Manliness
Jaime Shauger 195# Snatch Balance.
Ingrid and I playing around at the shooting range — California Christmas!
Week 25 Training: 13.12.25
Merry Christmas to All.
What a year… What a year. Thank y’all for allowing me to do what I love to do, every single day.
Here’s to a face-melting 2015.