F Your Trophy

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals made me smile this morning.

I saw on Instagram that he came out against the participation trophy. He told little leaguers that there should only be first place trophies.

I smiled, pumped my fist and said, “F*CK YES!”

There needs to be more of this. We need to fight the pussifcation and softening of future generations. The participation trophy is making kids soft and weak. It gives them a sense of entitlement. And does nothing to prepare them for the real world.

Unfortunately, this sh*t is bleeding over into all generations. Adults are getting softer and weaker. Men are disappearing.

And we can argue all day about what it means to be a good man vs being good at being a man.

But at the root of it is strength. Always has been, always will be. The ability to defend, protect, hunt, provide, intimidate, and lead.

Like Arnold and The Rock have always said, the foundation for all we do is the gym.

Challenging ourselves physically to overcome and get stronger.

That’s essential. Everything else gets better when you have that as your anchor.

Physical strength positively impacts every aspect of your life. When you’re strong you don’t need a participation trophy.

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Jay Ferruggia