Obviously it’s not intended as a compliment. I don’t even think that’s what Goodfellow meant. But the more you achieve in life, the more jealousy and adversity you will have to face. Deal with it, and don’t let it get to you. That’s what I think.
People can make excuses for the dumbest types of shit. “I eat chocolates and drink sweet tea when I study because the brain needs sweet stuff to function.” “Low-carb dieting isn’t for me, I’d feel like shit.” “Wow man, you really take this thing seriously.”
Well, fuck that. People can belittle my accomplishments and make excuses for their own impotence as much as they like, but I know in my heart of hearts who the champ is. Any and all hate is a watermark of my achievement.
Obviously, this is for the “hater” type. Other people just view many things - including bodybuilding - with a huge deal of preconceived notions and emotions. i.e. Ignorant.
They’ll ask you if you take steroids with a shade of fear in their eyes. You are, after all, different. A crazed, iron-toting animal. A barely contained beast, ready to explode in a roid-induced evening of rape, harassing harmless strangers, and other horseplay. No doubt, your dick has shrunk to microscopic proportions from one protein shake too many.
To them, you’re too far gone; a lost soul. Well, to me, they’re a lost cause. Not that I can’t get along with these people just fine, mind you… I just make it clear I don’t use steroids and keep it moving. Prejudice is prejudice, and usually deeply ingrained. Why focus on something you disagree on?