Sun Tsu once said:
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.
If you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one.
If you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
Everyday during the weekdays I take an hour break to let off some steam at the local meathead gym. There’s a lot of gyms in the area, such as YMCA and Planet Fitness – eh not really my type of hangout. When I workout, I like to get down in draconian like meat head joints.
The dungeon I work out at is ran by a meathead. I am convinced his purpose is to attract other meat heads. Hence the bathrooms haven’t been cleaned in weeks, he turns the AC off during the daytime, and the only music playing is hardcore metal and trance. Hell yeaaaa!!! Time to work out!
About half-way through my sets last week I heard a loud crash. Apparently this 6’4″ steroid freak decided to throw a 10lb. weight across the gym. He was upset about this other guy stripping the bench while he was in the bathroom.
Well the dude that stripped the weights was a medium-sized local skater with sleeved out tattoos. He seemed a little embarrassed by Steroid Freak’s actions. Skater Boy walked over to Steroid Freak and apologized for stripping the weights.
I’m not sure what Steroid Freak said but within second a shouting match erupted.
Now you may have never been to West Chester, Pa., but there are some crazy ass white boys here. Skater boy started to walkaway from Steroid Freak, then suddenly turned around and cold cocked him. Baam!
Steroid Freak looked like Brock Lessner in his last fight when he got his ass kicked by Cain Velasquez.
Skater Boy caught Steroid Freak off guard. Steroid Freak swung back and hit Skater Boy. Skater Boy didn’t notice and continued to wale on Steroid Freak.
The fight lasted about 20 seconds, which is pretty long for most fights. A few members of the gym broke the fight up…And I shit you not, Steroid Freak started crying and ran out of the gym. LMFAO!!
A lot is to be said of what Skater Boy did. Winston Church once said: “Never, Never, Never Give up!” I say: “Never, Never, Never mistake kindness for weakness.”
Skater Boy was very respectful to Steroid Freak. Steroid Freak mistook Skater Boy’s kindness for weakness.
Some of the most powerful people in the world wear a smile on their face all day long. They’ll shake your hand, smile in your face, and pat you on the back. If you cross them the wrong way you’re dead.
Bruce Lee, Pablo Escobar, and Ronald Reagan were all gregarious fellas. Those that mistook their kindness as weakness quickly learned otherwise.
When dealing with the largest affiliates in the world, I’ve noticed that they’re all really humble and nice.
It’s the guys that shoot us emails proclaiming about how bad ass they are always seem to turnout as nothings.
What are your thoughts on those that have loud barks? Does their bite match their bark?