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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    I've been a pallbearer at two funerals for grandparents, along with my brother and 4 cousins. Seems like a respectable way to go out when you hit that age.

    I have no roots. Military brat. Longest I ever lived in one place is 3 years growing up. Makes it hard to keep a childhood friendship alive. Some late highschool friends are still really good friends but hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Been in the Niagara area for almost ten years now and am just starting to develop solid freindships I know will last forever.

    That bond of growing up together is something I see with about 50% of people. The rest seem to have drifted away entirely from childhood contacts. ****ty highschool years or just growing apart, I don't know. I'm always a little jealous of those who have maintained such strong ties with their childhood chums.
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    Saddest thread ever. But definitely deep and makes me think alot. The reason most of us don't have this thought out is because no one thinks about 'that day.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I told my husband I hope he dies first so he'll never have to know what it feels like to have his heart broken.
    Wow. That's sad and beautiful.
    I can't imagine my life without my wife in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoni Juanito View Post
    Wow. That's sad and beautiful.
    I can't imagine my life without my wife in it.
    Me neither. I think it'll be like what happened with my grandparents. My grandma got cancer and passed away. My grandfather passed away a few weeks later. I think he died of a broken heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Me neither. I think it'll be like what happened with my grandparents. My grandma got cancer and passed away. My grandfather passed away a few weeks later. I think he died of a broken heart.
    He didn't die of a broken heart. His heart had followed your grandma to heaven and his physical form on earth followed later.
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    You people are going to make me cry.

    It reminds me of a Ben Folds song,

    "next door, there's an old man
    who lived to his nineties and one day
    passed away... in his sleep
    and his wife, she stayed for
    a couple of days... and passed away
    i'm sorry i know that's a...
    strange way to tell you that i know
    we belong"



    W/E bitches. I'm going to go beat up some children and eat some beef jerky or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    When you're young it doesn't even seem possible.
    Unless you've buried a teenage friend.

    If I were to die now, I could pick the six, but two of them would have to come back from Iraq, so I guess I'll have to wait. It sucks having your childish dreams of immortality and sense of personal security being shattered, but eventually you have to come to the realization that you won't be here forever. I hate the thought.

    Sorry to go off topic, but is there a religion or some manner of specific people that practice the custom? I have not seen pallbearers at any funerals I have attended.
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    i really need to work on my long term relationships.
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    Again. being the centrifical point of the thread.
    This wasn't intended to bring about the thought of death and the sadness that comes from memories or personal experiences; a few of you got it. Rene hit the nail on the head.

    Don't focus on the sadness of death ...but on the comfort of knowing and choosing those in your life that you invest time in because you know they will be there.
    This wasn't about who would do it if asked...this is about who will do it because they must in their own minds, and would be crushed if they couldn't. To sum up the thread in Rene's words. You don't have to die to be carried.
    Those that have carried me in life is a very short list indeed.
    I've discovered that it's also not about waiting for that other person to take that first step in deepening the relationship. Be proactive in all areas of life. Go out of your way.
    Put yourself out there. If nothing happens cut your losses and move on. Every once in a while you'll find a great friendship.
    One of my "pallbearers" was a customer of mine that I sold a car to.
    As far as I can tell this is the only way to find out if relationships are going to go anywhere.
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    I'm taking my 6 with me to the grave. No way am i partying in hell alone for 40 years waiting on their lazy asses.

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    Wow. I've actually got this covered.
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    Have fun perseverating on death. I'll be living life in the mean time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicster View Post
    Have fun perseverating on death. I'll be living life in the mean time.
    ^^
    Wow, if you actually read the thread instead of coming up with a pseudo-smartass remark based on a few short off topic posts you'd see that it is exactly what it is about.
    Out of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In The fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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    Six of my good friends would carry me. But my best friend would be the one standing next to my loved ones comforting them.

    I realize the original post was metaphorical.

    But so was this one.

    To me, the real measure of a friend is not just how they look out for you, and support you, but how they look out for what they know to be what's most important in your life.
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    Hatred, you touch on a very important part of life. Building and maintaining relationships. Not always the easiest thing in the world to do.

    I know that I suck at it. I can just let friendships fade in obscurity. Growing up in the military you learn to detach yourself quickly, meet new people and move on. Now that I've been in one place for a while now, I've realized the amount of work involved in maintaining relationships. And the importance of making those connections with others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    Six of my good friends would carry me. But my best friend would be the one standing next to my loved ones comforting them.

    I realize the original post was metaphorical.

    But so was this one.

    To me, the real measure of a friend is not just how they look out for you, and support you, but how they look out for what they know to be what's most important in your life.
    Good post.

    Way back in the day I ended up in the hospital for a couple of days with an orbital rim fracture. I felt fine most of the time, but before it was determined that I was absent any brain trauma (and that I didn't need surgery) all of my friends were scared and crowded around me. My GF at the time was really scared for me and could hardly bear to be in the same room so she just loitered around the lobby lol.

    Anyway long story short one of my best friends comforted her the entire time. He knew that she was scared and I'd want her to feel assured and calm. He did what he knew I would want- and what I couldn't do at the time.




    Meanwhile, if it ever turns out that he was actually banging her in that lobby, this would become a pretty empty anecdote hahahahah. For now though, it's one of my better memories of that friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicster View Post
    Have fun perseverating on death. I'll be living life in the mean time.
    I would love to know how one perseverates on death as opposed to perseverating death? Please explain.

    Actually don't, instead, stop being a dick and I'll stop being one too.


    Nice post Alex. I agree...your closest friends don't just look out for you but also for your loved ones.
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    I am in full agreement. My best friend said he'd look after my family and would do everything possible to make sure that the wife I leave behind is taken care of. He knows how much she means to me. That being said, my friend Walter is one of the six and he happens to be my best guy friend. I'd help out his family if he wasn't there and he'd do the same for me. I, honestly, couldn't ask for a better friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post
    Meanwhile, if it ever turns out that he was actually banging her in that lobby, this would become a pretty empty anecdote hahahahah. For now though, it's one of my better memories of that friend.
    I know it's bad, but man that cracked me up!
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    I know several people who would volunteer to carry me. I also know quite a few for whom I will gladly volunteer. Distance certainly makes things more difficult, but some relationships I've formed are beyond distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I know it's bad, but man that cracked me up!
    Okay, I don't feel so bad now because I TOTALLY cracked up there too!

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    Amazing I've been reading this thread every day ... my bro Kory killed his self last night . Lots of stuff going on in his young life ... I guess more than he could handle right now .

    He was a ntural in combat , he was undefeated in his MMA fights , and he played lead guitar in a metal band . As tough as he was in the ring I guess something in his everyday life was too much .

    Things have calmed down over the last few years for me but Kory always kept things interesting . He's a big black dude (about 270) that will spike his hair like wayne static , he has a huge swastica tattoo just so someone will say something . You want him with you in a pinch . He would call Carrie before we go out just to tell her he was spiking his hair ( she loves it ) .

    Funny ... couple days we'll be carrying him if he isnt cremated ...wierd timing on this thread .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post
    Meanwhile, if it ever turns out that he was actually banging her in that lobby, this would become a pretty empty anecdote hahahahah. For now though, it's one of my better memories of that friend.
    Funny you said this, because that's exactly what I was thinking when reading your story, hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWebb78 View Post
    I don't want to waste others' time and money with a funeral and crap. Just kick some dirt on me, or roll me in a river.
    Sure, but who will you choose to roll you into that river? Deep man, very deep.
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