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Pains and Gains

Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

In the world we leave in one thing is for sure. Impossible is nothing.

Some people are born with previlages, unimaginable to others. I might work for 2 years to be able to buy a car, while a friend has the comfort of bying one in a 2-month period. I might excercise for 6 months to lose the weight i want and get a bit fit, while a friend is born with an awesome metabolism and no matter how much junk he eats, a week or 2 in a gym will make him look like a professional athlete. So, i think that the point of this subject lies to the way one is “constructed” from birth and the environment in which that happens.

For the majority of people achieving a goal can be a cruel and hard path. A trial that must be carefully excecuted, with a huge amount of patience and luck. Personally, i always keep in mind this kind of pessimistic opinion about the goals that i set and the effort i put to get there, and Murphy’s law (If anything can go wrong, it will) suits me best.

Another factor that can help in gaining without pain is the people that are around us. A person can operate with much more confidence and stability when the family and friends provide support, psychological and material, when needed. I do not say that a person must rely only on those people and not provide a personal effort, because that can have the opposite result and create an insecure and fragile character with no ability to survive alone.

It is moments like this that i feel so weak, not as a person, but as a human. I understand sometimes that no matter how hard i try, from the moment i was born, a bar was set as to how much i can evovle and achieve greatness. Boundaries can be broken. Some easy, some hard. 



About afostinis

I am Greek, musician, video-gamer, photographer and pretty much i try lots of things (but i usually get bored)...
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