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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2010, 05:48:16 PM »
Back to where I was with
1. No confidence
2. Slow running speed
3. No self defense
4. Wasting hours each day on the computer and video games (you think I'm on the forums a lot... you shoulda seen me 7 months ago :o)
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2010, 05:52:54 PM »
Overall the time I'd be spending training I'd make up for with tv/internet/videogames. The only good thing that would come out of me not training is by improving my drawing skills. I would also have a different understanding on how things work. I understand physics a lot better than what I started. I also have a lot more confidence in myself, and I care less of what people think about me. So if not for parkour, I'd probably be depressed.. Or even worse, be unoriginal.

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2010, 06:27:19 PM »
I'd be without confidence, without strength, without self motivation, without friends, without self esteem: I'd be just about without everything that I have now. Parkour is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made, hands down. It horrifies me to think of what I would be without it.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2010, 06:21:31 AM »
I probably would have picked up track. But there is no way track could train my body and mind like Parkour has.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2010, 06:44:08 AM »
Id b like every other person that lives day to day in this close minded world. I also wouldnt have met the girl im talking to now because shecame out to hang with a friend i was doing parkour with. Parkour is also my anti drug, if not for this i would have probably turned back to drugs and alcohol. It saved my life possibly
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2010, 07:10:41 AM »
Am i the only one who started parkour and STILL play a shit ton of video games?

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2010, 07:48:38 AM »
Parkour has opened my mind. I see things in a diffrent way now, and without Parkour be introduced to me, I'd be just like the average bear. Im  so glad how I interpret the world now. It also has made me a better person in general, by doing things like picking up trash. I LOVE PARKOUR :DDDD

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2010, 01:20:12 PM »
-definitly overweight
-suicidal
-still a one path person lol
-less creative
-probably wouldn't have my current gf :l

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2010, 06:13:32 PM »
computer, videogames, horrible shape, no motivation, nothing to look forward too, abandoned, self conscious, trapped, bored........

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2010, 06:22:01 PM »
sitting on my chair every day with sever scoliosis playing games, being fat, no will power, irresponsible just a waste.

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2010, 08:04:09 PM »
Probably dead, not only has parkour skills potentially saved my life (I used parkour to save my life, but without parkour I MIGHT have been able to get away, but I doubt it), and parkour was there when no one else was and carried me through a pretty deep depression.
I thought about climbing this giant tower thing in the funnest way possible and jumping off the top, that is if I didn't fall to my death before the top anyways, but realized how most traceurs and free runners are like a family to me moreso than my family, even though I've only been to like two jams and I have such a deep respect for parkour/it's community and such that I saw that as a slap in their face and wanted to dedicate myself to parkour and getting through this bullcrap I called a depression with flying colors.
And with parkour, I did. Now I'm happier than I have ever been.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2010, 03:07:36 PM »
No confidence, weak as a twig, barely focused or dedicated.

Since starting everything has improved and the focus helped my grades in school :D
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2010, 03:22:46 PM »
Eating to much, playing to many video games, worse grades, not fit at all, no confidence, without respect, without the friends from gymnastics. Ya basically a pathetic normal human being who floats through life without a true passion. Parkour has done so much for me.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2010, 03:35:45 PM »
i don't know who i would be. parkour has become so much a part of my life i really don't know where i would be with out it
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2010, 03:40:31 PM »
lol homeless
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 02:44:43 PM »
I'd probably still be skateboarding and unmotivated for it now. Before, at least I had friends who also skated and we went out rather often. Now, it kinda sucks since the place we recently moved to is even more suburban than the last. Don't think skateboarding would be successful now since you need to pay for the skatepark here, but not for the regular park and places good to train. What's great about parkour is that you can do it anywhere. The world is your playground. Skateboarding is limited to concrete spots.
It's not like parkour has changed my life substancially. I've been doing it since I was a kid and never really stopped. It's a natural extension of me. I could run, jump, land and climb just fine, it's just realizing that I could take it farther that was mindblowing.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2010, 03:15:01 PM »
I've been doing it since I was a kid and never really stopped. It's a natural extension
Its in all of us (:
I'm not going to go on about how parkour has changed me. I haven't been into that long, so I can not tell you how it has changed my life. But, I am more confident in myself, I will tell you that.
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 06:27:50 PM »
I would be inside more then I am now.

I don't know where I would be exactly, I can't really express how much Parkour has influenced my life.

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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2010, 11:22:44 AM »
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Re: Where would you be without parkour?
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2010, 01:27:30 PM »
I would be just as awesome as I am now minus the skillz!
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