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February 22, 2013

Effort Shock

I think The Karate Kid ruined the modern world. Accomplishing worthwhile things isn't just a little harder than people think; it's 10 or 20 times harder.

Like losing weight. You make yourself miserable for six months and find yourself down a whopping four pounds. Let yourself go at a single all-you-can-eat buffet and you've gained it all back.

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I dunno. I spent 7 months dieting, ate tasty food, just not as much of it, exercised in moderation and lost the 44 pounds that were conspiring to kill me. If you diet for 6 months and lose 4 pounds you aren't trying. More likely you are talking about dieting not doing it.

Posted by: glenn at February 22, 2013 11:18 AM

Doing anything via Strength of Will is real easy.

But do it... forever? Not possible. It eventually becomes an emotional and spiritual drain (along with the accompanying angers resentments and ... poof! Right back to the presets of your Character/Nature.

Its just a matter of time.

So, what point is it to do something using a conscious act of the will? Only for transcient things in your life is it useful - not for permanent change of character.

Wrong tool.

So how do you have permanent change of your character? Still struggling with that one.

I'll get back to you. ;)

Posted by: Con0011 at February 22, 2013 11:27 AM

The Karate Kid didn't ruin everything until he had his own show on MSNBC... what the hell is his name on MSNBC? Initials R. M.?

Posted by: Todd E,. Oh at February 22, 2013 12:39 PM

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