AO: The Main Event

When: 10/19/2021


Number of Pax: 14

Pax Names: Barbara, BROTHER BLUTO, Geppetto, Grace, Hey A Ron, Mayhem, Old Man Bleu, Slick Back, Sloan, Smails, Stateville, Terps, Undercover Brother,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Uncle Buck

QIC: Old man bleu

The BackBlast:

Warmup of three complexes 8-10 reps of presses, rows and squats with coupons

Litvinov workout of 3 rounds:

  1. 21-15-9 coupon squat
  2. sprint around the AO

CoM of plank and Big Boys

CoT about suffering and Achilles

To achieve happiness, you may pursue suffering. Chosen to be baptized by fire or to pursue meaning in the most central parts of life is another objective.
Some suffering should not be sought: illness for example
So we pursue meaning with suffering , but is that really better than the pursuit of happiness? Virtual happiness lacks what is essential- reality
But how to measure the weights of obligation and meaning?

In Homer’s Iliad, Achilles must decide whether to fight in the Trojan War—promising certain physical death but a glorious legacy—or return to his home to live a long and happy life with his loved ones but die in obscurity. He describes his choice thusly:

That two fates bear me on to the day of death.

If I hold out here and I lay siege to Troy,

my journey home is gone, but my glory never dies.

If I voyage back to the fatherland I love,

my pride, my glory dies …

Achilles, success addict par excellence, chooses death.



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