Monthly Archives: April 2009

Humility and utility

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I recently read a thread on a parkour and freerunning forum, where the original poster was asking for advice. He had regular run-ins with some bullies who made fun of him for training parkour, and he needed help with how to handle it. The majority of the respondents had the right idea — ignore your aggressors, they advised, and pursue your own training. Continue reading

Straight talk

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Diversity isn’t really something we need to talk about when we’re on the concrete. The only thing that matters is how hard we’re training, how hard we’re pushing ourselves. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. For advocates of a discipline that we tout as being great for everyone regardless of background, we sometimes are unaware of the insensitive implications of our speech. Continue reading