“Do unto others and you would have them do unto you.”
– Some smart mothatruckka
So there’s this one rule we’re taught when we’re young. ¬†They called it the Golden Rule. ¬†They said it was so simple, and it was the key to happiness and all that. ¬†The ironic thing is at that point in our childhood, we’re all innocent. ¬†We haven’t been burned yet. ¬†We’re not in the slight bit jaded, and that rule is so obvious to us, that we easily throw it aside to focus on the intricacies of kickball.
Fast forward 20 odd years (or 30 odd years in my case… sigh). ¬†Think about that credo again for a second, and spend a second reflecting: Do you¬†truly¬†live a life that follows this?
If you emphatically just said “yes”, I’ll likely call bullshit¬†without¬†even knowing who you are. ¬†If you’re reading this thinking of everyone you know that this applies to, it absolutely applies to you. ¬†If you feel uneasy reading this… guess what? It’s directed at you. ¬†Unless you’re a monk or currently practicing some seriously mindful living, you’re not living the Golden Rule.
And now the good news: That’s absolutely ok. ¬†We’re not perfect by any means, so you shouldn’t hold yourself to unattainable standards. ¬†However, if you’re not even putting yourself in check (or listening to others when they try to put you in check) when you’re living outside of the Golden Rule, then you stand to gain from putting in some work, my friends.
Why does this even matter? Why post this on a gym’s blog? ¬†Because LAX is a family, and we should put as much effort and thought into treating each other and the dojo with respect as we put into bettering ourselves physically every day.
So next time you see someone leave a band on a bar, kindly put it back for them. ¬†If you see someone struggling to remove some weights from their bars, give them a hand! ¬†Go out and support your fellow box mates at competitions (THE NLI IS THIS WEEKEND!) and share knowledge you might have to help those around you. ¬†Those kind deeds will be returned to you, rest assured.
Workout of the Day 8/7/2012
Hang Squat Snatch 10 x 2 – rest 45 sec
4 x Max Effort Strict Handstand Push-Up, then Max Effort Kipping Handstand Push-Up
4 x 5 Weighted Pull-Ups