To say that we live in a world full of chaos and bitter divisiveness would be a gross understatement.
This group hates that group, and on and on it goes.
Whether it is religion, politics, sexuality, race or whatever many act like they have the only right way to live and you should be just like them, whether you like it or not.
I say, forget all that junk and just go lift some heavy stuff. Find the common ground of the barbell, sweat, and chalk dust.
Will this fix the world?
Probably not, but it will make your part of it better.
While I am not politically correct, and don’t plan on ever being so; I know the value of forming a common bond with people.
Government intervention, laws, lawsuits, forced diversity and fear will never make that a reality.
I don’t live in a big city, but it is very culturally mixed, for example when I went to buy groceries I saw folks from many different parts of the world, the Carribean Islands, the Middle East, India, Asia, and different parts of the U.SA.
No one was giving anyone else a hard time or threatening one another.
Why was that?
Simple, they are all there for the same reason, they just are buying groceries.
Having a common purpose, even for something ordinary as that, helps people to not focus on what makes them different.
I have seen this many times during training over the years.
All types of people lifting weights together, even cheering each other on when they have nothing else in common culturally except the barbell. The differences just don’t seem to matter.
The politicians, special interest groups, news shows, etc. create divisions among people every day.
It doesn’t have to be that way, in fact, it won’t be that way at the Cave.
Like I have said before, I don’t give a rip about where you come from or who you are sleeping with; I could care less.
What I do care about is seeing everyone give 100% effort, lifting with solid technique, and breaking PRs.
Unless you threaten me or my loved ones, we won’t have any problems.
Come and lift with us and leave your differences outside the gym.