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» The System at USA Gymnastics is About the Medals, their own Reputation & Money

Aly says that the Gymnastics system in the United States is really about » the medals, their own reputation & money. (But not really about the girls themselves.) You reckon she might know?

Aly Raisman says that the US Olympics system betrayed the athletes

Nevertheless, Ben Sasse seems to be able to see only the shortcomings of the youth. (Go fuck yourself, Ben. And dont forget to take that hypocritical, piece-of-shit book with you.)

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[ This entry originated here » Doing the Work (05 Oct 2017). ]

» Smart, Focused, Pissed & Determined

Speaking of slaying them all .. check out Rachael Denhollander.

Rachael Dennhollander and Kyle Stephens on CBS this Morning Jan 25, 2018

Oh, she is a woman on a mission. She is going after them all. You do not want to be on her shit-list. You do not want to be in her crosshairs.

She is smart and she is focused and she is pissed .. and she is coming for them. It's only a matter of time now.

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Doing the Work

[ This entry originated » here. ]

» You Still Need to Continue to Do the Personal Work Toward Growth

One of the things that I caught myself thinking about .. regarding girls like you and Ariana .. is something that I found true in my own life.

Just because you have this thing .. doesnt mean that you dont need to continue to do the personal work involved in personal growth .. which includes (among other things) educating yourself, and becoming a student of what you do.

When you have the thing, then you can't help but think, "Oh, I have the thing .. I got it made. I got it made forever."

But in practice, it does not work this way. 'Fraid not.

[ One of my 'things' .. is that I experiment with such things. "I wonder what happens if I do this."?

Oh, I see .. I get this result. Very cool.

Joyce knows what I am talking about. ]

I mean, you certainly can avoid doing the work .. because sometimes it is not so much fun to do the work associated with personal growth. (More than just sometimes, actually.)

It requires that you take stock of yourself in an honest way. And some people would rather you stick needles into their eyes.

Everybody knows that the end of growth represents the beginning of death. So you either grow or die. Or at least continue to develop in some meaningful sort of way.

Artistically speaking, you eventually come to the end of the line .. if you just run with your thing .. without doing the personal work .. then you sort of come to the end.

I feel confident that you know exactly what I am talking about. There is an element of public-life vs private-life at play here. You need balance.

» Personal Growth is Non-Linear

I have found the growth thing tends to come in spurts. You do much work .. and then something happens that triggers the growth. It's not a linear thing.

But you can definitely feel all that work that you did coming into play .. when it is triggered. And, yes .. it is a very fucking cool feeling.

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When Justice Comes Out Perverted for a Very Long Time

[ This entry continues from here » Doing the Work (05 Oct 2017). ]

Most surprising is how one man was able to continue to do such bad things to so many young, vulnerable girls for so long.

Some of the women to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey Weinstein

For so, so long. For a shockingly long length of time. An embarrassingly long time.

This 8-min video from the Washington Post, titled » Hollywood's Greatest Betrayal: How sexual predators operate in plain sight .. is simply outstanding.

This is the best single piece that I have seen yet .. that shines a light on the inner-workings of an otherwise unbelievable phenomenon.

Does not this news introduce an element of shame into the entire industry? Seems like everywhere you look, justice is coming out perverted.

The sheer scope of it suggests a systemic contamination on a level that is truly unfortunate. Sad for sure. And for many reasons.

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