[quote]Professor X wrote:
[quote]Professor X wrote:
I must say though that this is the second time people have reacted like this to the OP and a thread that was actually started by someone who can back up their words with their physical progress.
If the OP was some dude with 25" quads discussing difficulty finding pants, I could understand the reaction.
Here, it just seems like jealousy since few responding that way are making more progress or anywhere close.[/quote]
It’s not about jealousy, it’s about entitlement. Big guys expect people to admire their muscles, smart guys expect people to admire their degrees, organic farmers expect people to admire their fleshy, robust, pesticide-free crops.
Nobody gives a fuck. People are jealous of people who have made more progress than them on a shared goal. If they do not share goals, they just don’t care.
Either way, why bitch about it?[/quote]
You’re some little guy who can’t relate. Why are you bitching about him bitching?
This is a discussion forum on a bodybuilding website…I would fucking hope more threads were related to shit I actually deal with and not what brand of skinny jeans you plan to buy next.[/quote]
I can relate to being annoyed by someone who doesn’t think I’m as hot as I do, of course.
That’s all it is. The only person who cares about your accomplishments is you. You need some kind of support group for this shit? If you’re big and you know it, why do you care about some sloppy bastard’s opinion? You need to be validated by the plebs to feel good about what you do?
It’s like that girl that cuts her hair. Eeeeeevvvvvveeerybody better notice.[/quote]
It’s not about people noticing your accomplishments for the sake of attention and ego-boosting; it’s about having someone notice an accomplishment in a way that doesn’t denigrate and belittle that accomplishment. I’m sure the Professor could care less if someone doesn’t notice or acknowledge his accomplishments/physique, but if someone is going to take the time to vocalize the fact that they are aware of his accomplishments, it would be nice if they did so in a way that is not derogatory or that minimizes the scope of said accomplishment simply because that person is ignorant about what it takes to reach the Professor’s level.
In other words, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.[/quote]
In a perfect world, brother.[/quote]
Yes, a perfect world. Something that people who acknowledge accomplishments in a backhanded manner are doing little to achieve.