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I'm nice

I'm nice. I'm socially 'nice'.

So in the society we live in, there are loads of little things, little lies that are viewed as being 'nice'. Lets start with really simple things - being polite. 'Could you please...?' 'Thank you' 'Would you mind if...?' Everyone should be polite to everyone else, whether or not you respect them its like the social interaction 0 state. You're polite to the people you tolerate, nasty to the people you hate and sweet to the people you like. Well, mostly.

And there's different ranges of politeness, for example, you're expected to be more polite to people who are older than you or of a higher status than you. Though I wouldn't say I agree with being polite to older people just cuz they're older, I do agree with being more polite - more respectful to the people of higher 'status' than you. Be that teachers, leaders, the glorious person who brings you your food at restaurants :p

Next point is about conversation. Most of the people that I interact on a daily basis talk about a certain range of things. So the guys I talk with mostly talk with me about girls/working out/music and the girls I talk to mostly talk with me about school/home/music/anime+manga. But then there are those few people that I talk to about shit I honestly don't give a fuck about: clothes/boys/youtubers

So if it doesn't interest me, why do I still talk with them about it? Well cuz I'm 'nice'. Its expected of you to show interest in the daily/personal life of the person you are conversing with: 'How was your day?' 'Do you like~~?' yep, you know what I mean. Small talk. Or more so, they get all into it: 'OMG he's so cute!! He talked to me today omg omg omg!!! and you're just there like: Mhm that's great...

Not That Kind of Person

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For the past month I've been working out regularly under the tutelage of Dick Talens, the founder of Fitocracy, and for the first time ever I'm making actual gains. Seven pounds gained so far, and substantial increases in the weights I can lift.

When we first started going back and forth about the training, I said something to the effect of, "I have the irrational idea that I can't possibly gain weight no matter what I do." I gave Crossfit a try for a while, and probably gained around 3-5 pounds within a year and tried Tim's Occam's Protocol with no real success. Back when I had a house I put a bench in my server room and even rigged up a lat pulldown system by putting pulleys in the ceilng. No gains there, either.

The reason I decided to get training from Dick was because I figured I could put to rest once and for all the question of whether or not I'm able to build muscle. I wanted to know what was possible, how much effort it required, and how much time it would take. As I rested in between sets today in the gym, I kept thinking about how I never thought I could gain weight, just because "I'm not that kind of person". I thought about other times I've felt that way and been wrong, and the different patterns these thoughts fall into.

There is No Way

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