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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2017, 04:47:13 AM »
Honestly, how badly are they going to hurt themselves? And if they do then its between them and Planet Fitness.
If they damage the equipment then again, thats between them and the gym.
Well intentioned though it may be, there is honestly very little as irritating in the gym as someone butting into a workout to tell you that you are doing it wrong and if they heard it from a trainer or 'the internet' then your advice will go in one ear and out the other.

I say mention it to the management if it bothers you but otherwise I'd just let people get on with it.

I think this is a good illustration of the equally valid viewpoint opposite my own. I think people are far too easily irritated by others, and value considerate interaction between strangers over avoiding the interaction with the intention of avoiding possible irritation or offense.

How do you define "too easily" irritated? What is the appropriate amount of irritation at people, in your opinion?

By "too easily" I mean that I think people (in my general, anecdotal experience) choose to be offended and irritated more often than (in my personal opinion) is beneficial to either themselves or society at large.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2017, 09:07:50 AM »
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How do you define "too easily" irritated? What is the appropriate amount of irritation at people, in your opinion?

By "too easily" I mean that I think people (in my general, anecdotal experience) choose to be offended and irritated more often than (in my personal opinion) is beneficial to either themselves or society at large.

Emotions aren't a choice. I also (personally in my specific experience) am entitled to be frustrated at comments at the gym that aren't correct, that seem to benevolently undermine what I'm doing and/or disrupt my sets and/or that make me feel invaded or cornered. I don't choose to feel that way, but I don't think that I benefit from somehow pretending not to be bothered when someone suggests me doing something that may actually hurt myself in a patronizing tone of voice.   
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2017, 10:21:10 AM »
they're reactions. but it's your choice whether or not to indulge your emotions or tackle them.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
they're reactions. but it's your choice whether or not to indulge your emotions or tackle them.

Tackle them as in, suppress them? No (well-credentialed, non-quackish) psychologist in the world is gonna agree with that. Being annoyed at men bugging me at the gym is a completely justified reaction. It's not on me to absorb the bad behavior of others.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2017, 01:03:52 PM »
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How do you define "too easily" irritated? What is the appropriate amount of irritation at people, in your opinion?

By "too easily" I mean that I think people (in my general, anecdotal experience) choose to be offended and irritated more often than (in my personal opinion) is beneficial to either themselves or society at large.

Emotions aren't a choice. I also (personally in my specific experience) am entitled to be frustrated at comments at the gym that aren't correct, that seem to benevolently undermine what I'm doing and/or disrupt my sets and/or that make me feel invaded or cornered. I don't choose to feel that way, but I don't think that I benefit from somehow pretending not to be bothered when someone suggests me doing something that may actually hurt myself in a patronizing tone of voice.   

You're right, I apologize for my poor wording.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2017, 02:04:03 PM »
I always lower the leg part and just do a pull up. What is the function of the leg part/weight part?
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2017, 02:06:17 PM »
I always lower the leg part and just do a pull up. What is the function of the leg part/weight part?
To reduce  your own body weight on a pull up. It's an assist to build you up to your own body weight basically.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2017, 03:18:54 AM »
they're reactions. but it's your choice whether or not to indulge your emotions or tackle them.

Tackle them as in, suppress them? No (well-credentialed, non-quackish) psychologist in the world is gonna agree with that.

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no, not remotely.
as in apply reason to them.
cognitive behavioral therapy is not assisted repression. nor is being a grown up.

but if being a child and playing the victim makes you happier, go for it.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2017, 04:47:25 AM »
So says the guy who, on a per post basis, plays the victim card more than anyone else on these forums...
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2017, 05:12:35 AM »
So says the guy who, on a per post basis, plays the victim card more than anyone else on these forums...

Generalized personal attacks are pretty lame, man.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2017, 07:50:27 AM »
So says the guy who, on a per post basis, plays the victim card more than anyone else on these forums...

I can't refute vacuous nonsense, sorry.

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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2017, 11:23:49 AM »
Sigh. Guys.  C'mon.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2017, 11:30:09 AM »
so um, in conclusion.

I'm just going to make sure to wipe down the mat before I put my knees there.
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2017, 11:33:07 AM »
so um, in conclusion.

I'm just going to make sure to wipe down the mat before I put my knees there.
That sounds like good, general life advice!  :)
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Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2017, 02:59:26 PM »
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You're right, I apologize for my poor wording.

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