In a world where everyone is now special, needs a cuddle and has to have everything just as they need it otherwise a safe space, blanket and glass of warm milk are required, we’re truly becoming detached from reality.
Don’t get me wrong, or do, it doesn’t really matter.
Being inclusive and trying to appeal to a wide audience isn’t the devil, however it is leading to people putting feelings above what is perhaps needed or practical.
While feelings matter if we don’t ever learn to deal with the uncomfortable ones we can’t grow as a person.
Too much people now and everything spoon fed to them.
The regression to a childlike attitude in the growing population of adults is frightening because as time goes on and the larger majority become mentally softer it leaves the door wide open for nasty things to happen.
Without hardship you can’t develop a level of toughness required to survive.
You can see it in fitness across the modern world.
Pandering, kid gloves, pointless praise and more.
It’s the adult equivalent to pinning up a child’s picture of a macaroni owl on the fridge and saying – “Wow, this is so GOOD” when in truth you know it’s a piece of shit that looks nothing like an owl and that it was made in the dark using their feet, yet you say it does to protect their feelings.
Yet you teach a child that for something else to go on the fridge it needs to be better than this… ‘owl’…. tough as it might be it helps the child grow and start to appreciate the need for standards, effort and ‘good work’.
Praise is only given when deserved, it shouldn’t be on tap.
If it is then it means nothing.
These days though there can’t be any negativity because negativity (constructive criticism) is the devil!
It’s not you know, it’s a necessary and essentially part of life.
Being all inclusive and trying to cater for everyone (in fitness) is the same as leaving the tap of praise running.
We need structure, we need levels of hierarchy (yes, I said it) because this helps uphold a standard and allows for people and the industry to grow.
Why lie to people and tell them they’re doing well when in reality their standard/quality of fitness/result is akin to that of the macaroni owl.
True enough everyone starts somewhere.
This doesn’t mean that we bring down everyone else level/standard to appease the bottom feeders.
Dragging everyone else down to make others feel better is backwards, this is why inclusivity and catering for everyone is destroying fitness and even overall standards across the broad scale of life, in my opinion anyway because that’s all these ramblings are.
While many won’t agree that people need to find a level or as some say ‘their place’ in the world, without such things in place to sort the wheat from the chaff and provide the protectors and people who will do what is needed, the door will be left wide open for some nasty things to come through it without any resistance.
What do you think?
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