#164: Remove All Handicaps
the lucky lazy bastard will still be bathing in luxury
Culture glorifies struggle and pain in the name of achievement. The heroes who are revered are the work-hard types. We don’t learn about lucky lazy bastards who got stuff easy. The system ennobles running on one leg because it will motivate people to be obedient and dedicated, rather than smart and canny.
The brutal reality is that no matter how much I struggle, the lucky lazy bastard will still be bathing in luxury. All struggle that isn’t directly putting me forward is a waste. There is no grace in running on one leg, when my competitors are riding in a car. No grace in being fat, unhappy, stressed and broke, when a young healthy rich and beautiful prick is having the time of their life.
Instead of glorifying my handicaps, I need to focus on completely removing them. It’s cool that I am scrappy, but having assess to my full powers is the ultimate goal. So I need to transfer my sense of pride from my pains to pure progress. It’s not the running that I should glorify, but designing a tool that gets me to where I need to go the fastest.