starving for substance

The Problem With Pain…

Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on December 9, 2009

…is that when it’s gone it’s so easy to complain.

A friend who’s done some training in MMA said nothing teaches you humility more than getting choked out.  As you lose consciousness knowing that your entire life is quite literally in the hands of your training partner, you realize how fragile you are.  This actually really made me want to check out MMA training.  Maybe in the future hahaha I like my face though so probably not.

When I don’t put myself through strenuous activity or don’t have the aches and pains on a regular basis, I become so much more petty, more self-absorbed.  Suddenly little things make a big difference and the big things become impossible.

The holier people out there will say “but Steve, that’s why I look at the cross all the time and that’s all it takes for me and Jesus Jesus Jesus blah blah blah” and that’s probably why we’re not really good friends.  It’s the pain that gets my eyes off myself and onto the things I should be looking at in the first place.

It’s not that I’m some masochistic pain junky, but everything is simpler when everything hurts.

And I like simplicity.

But this is cool too 😛


Double Dip

Posted in Uncategorized by starvingsteve on December 7, 2009

It’s regarded as impolite to double dip.

Mythbusters uses science to prove that double dipping is not really all that bad.

Does this mean we should double dip?

So then what system of values do we value more?  Is truth more important than societal norms?  Or do we generally believe our societal norms to be truth?