Today we do so well at staying in touch, and never really being connected it’s no wonder CrossFit is revolutionizing much more than workouts around the world. CrossFit is changing charities, kids, adults, relationships. CrossFit isn’t just creating communities, it is community. The difference between a crowd and a community is that you can still be alone in a crowd. A community, however, breathes together.
Those Outside The City Wall…
The only reason I can think of for CrossFit to have haters today after all we have proven and demonstrated…after all we have built and achieved…is that they simply hate being on the outside watching everybody on the inside smile. And what really shoves it in and breaks it off is that the community gates are always open, but their pride chains them in their alone place. Chained in the crowd of lost.
A lot of folks saw CrossFit years ago, made one snap judgement and now are kicking themselves because they just can’t admit they were wrong. They are absorbed in a crowd glaring at a community they wish they could be a part of it, knowing they can. However, they are so attached to their stubbornness they can’t walk through the gates. This ain’t no CrossFit thing, this is an ego thing. Once everyone else means more to them than their silly pride life is much different.
Is It Constantly Varied, Is It Functional, Is It Your Partners..?
You could argue the most important factor inherent in CrossFit is its variety. Maybe some takers choose its functionality. The rest may glorify intensity. But maybe these are symptoms.
A crowd is a gathering of people. Generally individuals with the same, different, radical, subtle goals. They may be standing shoulder to shoulder or be 100 miles away from each other. A community roots for the body standing next to them. You’re better in a community because of the energy you glean from the person to your right. The person on your left is better because of the help you give them.
A community becomes a crowd because community members who aren’t really sold on this whole selfless attitude crave attention because their are messed up…and it ain’t the communities fault they’re jacked. People grow and achieve in communities because they use the power of the whole to help build atop the foundation they’ve already created. If you’re trying to barge into a community hoping they will build your house while you watch and do nothing…they will throw you back into the crowd.
CrossFit is no different. It will give you the world as long as your selfless enough to focus on making sure everyone gets their piece of heaven. When you think its all about your own personal happiness and become ok with neglecting others, the community will eat you alive, spit you out, and watch you crawl back when you realize crowds ain’t friends.
Facebook is a crowd, and Twitter is another imaginary construct some dude showed another dude and the third dude thought it would be a cool way to communicate everything he wanted to say without having to listen to anyone else if he didn’t want to…how quick that caught on?
The worldwide web is incredible. Incredibly worthless at its ability to help humans create relationships. Computers are just a new Great Wall of China. We can kinda look over them and see the Mongols on the other side, but we never really have to deal with them…or anyone else for that matter.
No doubt, CrossFit delivers Fitness. The best there is the fastest. Health must follow. Without fitness, there can be no health.The question is, does CrossFit deliver because you got your pull-up, or mastered your muscle-up? Or doesCrossFit deliver because you got involved with a community far away from the crowd?