Mediocrity is the epitome of our society. Just look at how upset people get once they see something that they might have to work hard to obtain. Continue to make excuses throughout your lives for everything you don't have.
If there's one thing I've learned in the last 6 months it's the massive difference between Western/White culture and Chinese culture. Going to a University mostly dominated by Chinese individuals has been insanely motivating. Watching them spend hours upon hours, awake while I'm sleeping, while I'm working out with their heads in a book. They don't see an A- or B+ as a passing grade, it's a failure to achieve the A. Someone else got the A, therefore they can do it. It's not genetic, it's hard fucking work. It's appalling and disgusting to me how a lot of individuals in my cohort feel as though they deserve the world with little or no effort. They feel that any outlier is cheating and should be insulted or penalized to be brought back to the level of the median. That moment you stand out and be better than the majority, to be different than everybody, people WILL hate you and they will be jealous of your accomplishments. They will find excuses as for why they don't have or didn't get what you do in regards to every aspect of life. Don't let them get the better of you, you'll be the best at what you do. Stay motivated and hungry my friends.
I can't help but point out the incredible irony.
The massive difference between Western and Eastern philosophies is that the former cultivates egoism, whereas the latter is the polar opposite and seeks to destroy the ego [in simple terms]. Your attempts at explaining it via some sort of relative perfectionism, "being the best", are hilarious. It's been 6 months and you still don't understand one of the absolute basics of any Buddhist teaching. Read a fucking book.
What's truly appalling is that the very jealousy and hate you are "disgusted" by in this post, are the two things that you crave for and feed on. There is no other explanation to the fact that you have posted in literally every IRL picture, gym or lifting thread on this entire board, either spamming your IRL pictures on feedback or instantly turning the thread into shit and being amused by it.
The irony is that this post is more of a confession than a rant. All you've said with this post is how much you love mediocrity, because it gives you a sense of "standing out", "being better than the majority", "being different than everybody", "being the best at what you do" (relatively, comparatively). You encompass everything you wrote down, you embrace it. Feeling superior to everybody else on AJ is the very reason you post here - I'm sure this is not how you would behave on a bodybuilding forum. The whole motivational notion you try to put up is comedic.
The simple truth is this: you're an egotripping, pretentious twat. And whatever accomplishments you have do not change this.
Something's off, you keep twisting words and using debate tactics. You've talked about your wide reading but yet you're not citing studies. What's the cause of the personal bias against therapy you mentioned earlier?