Ever experienced those days when you visit a gym and there's a bunch of well-built guys strutting their stuff and looking smugly at other people who seem to be struggling to lift a quarter of the weights that they're lifting? Unfortunately, I've seen these fools before.
Same thing goes when I visit fitness forums or go to various fitness blogs. While most forumers are very helpful and would not mind imparting what they know to fellow forumers there are a certain few who choose to behave like jackasses. Yes, you're very knowledgable. Yes, we get that you know your stuff. But do you have to be such an asshole?
You have a choice on how to impart your knowledge to others. You can use the "I am a F*cking Schmuck" approach or you can be humble. Guess which approach wins you more fans? I guess some people just don't get the concept of "treat others the way you want others to treat you".
One lesson that I've learnt in my early years of working life is this: The worst thing you could do is to make yourself look good by making other people look bad.
But hey, that's just me.
Why am I writing this totally 'unrelated to fitness' post? I don't know. It's just that I love the fitness industry. But it bothers me that even in an industry that is in its infancy in Malaysia, I already see unhealthy habits and unhealthy competition brewing.
It makes me sick.