Throwback to my #2003 #Anytown experience, one of the 3 most pivotal of my life.
"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn."
"Not too shabby! cetzilla just earned 855 points on Fitocracy."
Gave up #backsquatsb indefinitely to build up #structuralintegrity through the #frontsquat. No joke: 95 lbs was as difficult for me as a 200 lb back squat. This is where I failed. It was still my mf’n set so I did bang out the last two, though.
"What’s really important is… I call it ‘the felt preence of direct experience’, which is a fancy term which just simply means we hafta stop consuming our culture.
Don’t watch TV. Don’t read magazines.
Don’t even listen to NPR.
Create your own road show.
The nexus of space and time where you are now is the immediate sector of your universe and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or someone else, then you are disempowered.
You’re giving it away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media…
That is all cultural diversion.
What is real is you and your friends and your associations; your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears…
You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron."
Some interesting ideas from Terence McKenna in The Message