As long as someone is getting positive results, the reason for their doing it pretty much moot.
I don’t agree with this. One needn’t restrict this to weightlifting but any activity. Now imagine we were talking about our major in college. You want to study music and become a teacher. That’s what gives you joy. Daddy wants you to study to be an accountant and you hate it, but he’s strong-armed you into doing it. Now, you might even make straight As in your accounting studies, but you are miserable. So, your “as long as someone is getting positive results” proclamation isn’t quite right.
The above example could be applied to the case of the neurotic lifter vs the happy lifter.
If someone truly HATES the idea of working out, bodybuilding is not for them, period. They should take up a new hobby and help us reduce the population in the gym so we aren’t standing around waiting on equipment.
That doesn’t mean I need to come into the gym with the mentality that I’m there to strictly have fun.
I look forward to my workouts for many reasons. All of those reasons have to do with me making PROGRESS.
If you are not making progress at all, either find a way to do so or remove yourself from the area.
I could have “fun” playing fucking video games or calling a girl over. I go to the gym for something more than that.