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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2010, 07:16:09 PM »
holy shit thats so true...
we have the same first name!
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2010, 07:19:29 PM »
you both are purist

you both are egotistical

you both pick fights

only thing hull on you is a couple more years.



and we still love you both. in a heterosexual brotherly manner
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2010, 07:19:49 PM »
And in five years I'll be FLIP KEEFER!
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2010, 07:20:27 PM »
xD
omg hull i think this is the start of a great (internet) friendship...
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2010, 07:23:54 PM »
does this mean your replacing me andrew? we ass hats have to stick together bro.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2010, 07:29:41 PM »
Screw you guys, I'm saving myself for Flip Keefer.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2010, 07:32:24 PM »
alrighty boys, enough play lets get back on topic.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2010, 05:48:10 AM »
JCavin, words don't limit anything. Labels and definitions don't affect what they are attached to, all they do is describe.
What limits Parkour understanding in many people at the moment is the refusal to use words as an aid to understanding. Relying only on feelings and emotions and ignoring rational thought prevents us considering the past or future and gives us a very short-term view of the world.
To fully understand something you need to understand it both rationally and emotionally (consciously and subconsciously). For emotional understanding you need direct experience, but for rational understanding you need to think both before and after. Neither is complete without the other, because as humans we use both. That's why we've been so successful as a species.

Thanks for the reply Dave. It's always a pleasure reading your posts. Very insightful.

I think you've actually changed my mind in this.

To me, the problem isn't in the words themselves. It is in the people using those words, especially when they let their emotions rule them. I agree that words ARE necessary. However, I think that people rely on those words too much and it seems like it is very hard to describe, or define, something that is always changing.

For instance, how I describe my parkour now isn't necessarily how i'm going to describe it a year from now. But, maybe that's the point. Eh?

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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2010, 05:59:04 AM »
Stop saying "my parkour" first of all. There isn't "my football" or "my muscle up". Football is football, a muscle up is a muscle up, parkour is parkour, and a rose by any other name...

THATS the point david is making. Believing something doesn't make it true. Personal truths have a small T. I can VIEW gravity however I want and it's still 32 ft per second. The individual does not change the system. THIS was my point on american education. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. You do not make the world. You live in a world that exists and the sooner you stop trying to make a tree grow by looking at it through binoculars the sooner we can grow the hell up as a society.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2010, 06:03:20 AM »
Adding on:
The Earth existed 4.6 billion years before humans came on the Earth. If you're in the age range of 1-10,000 you have not made any difference on the way the world rotates and revolves. Things are the way they are no matter what people think. Society thinks it's own way. This doesn't change the fact that mother narure doesn't give a f#ck ;)
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2010, 06:06:58 AM »
Precisely. I've actually HEARD people say with a straight face that the Native Americans COULD NOT PHYSICALLY SEE the approaching colony ships because they didn't know what they were. Like their brains took something out of existence. And they learned that at an IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL! Really. We're nothing. It's okay. You can be unimportant. Just breathe.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2010, 06:08:25 AM »
Stop saying "my parkour" first of all. There isn't "my football" or "my muscle up". Football is football, a muscle up is a muscle up, parkour is parkour, and a rose by any other name...

THATS the point david is making. Believing something doesn't make it true. Personal truths have a small T. I can VIEW gravity however I want and it's still 32 ft per second. The individual does not change the system. THIS was my point on american education. You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake. You do not make the world. You live in a world that exists and the sooner you stop trying to make a tree grow by looking at it through binoculars the sooner we can grow the hell up as a society.

Fair enough. Overstated, but okay.

If you take the word "my" out of the sentence, it still means the same thing to most people. I think i've over analyzed the original question, though. The OP was probably asking a much more general question than I thought.

My apologies for unintentionally derailing the thread guys. My intention wasn't to start the discussion down the road of semantics so i'll remove myself from this for a bit.

Hull, Dave, look forward to reading your thoughts on this topic.

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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2010, 08:24:56 AM »
in a world of 6 billion, if you are one in a million that still means there are thousands just like you.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2010, 08:32:08 AM »
and if I'm one in a billion
i wanna meet the 6 people that are just like me!
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2010, 08:34:54 AM »
I don't. I'd kill them. There can be only one.
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2010, 09:17:26 AM »
Parkour=Box,  Live in it.
There is no reason to have a plan B, cause all it does is distract from plan A

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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2010, 09:28:00 AM »
Parkour≠Box
Parkour=Freedom
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2010, 09:32:58 AM »
hahah you'd have to read my post in that favorite video topic to understand why I had posted this. Ithought parkour=freedom as well. I guess theres a"twist"
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« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2010, 09:35:49 AM »
gotcha
btw... fish eye ftl
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Re: Parkour Purist, do they really exist?
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2010, 09:38:28 AM »
well yea for me thats not the thing to use, I like my plain jane camera lens
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