My artice, Lip Service, has been published at MaxCondition. In it, I discuss terms and how they can be used to mislead us.
Excerpt from article:
Words can be very powerful. But words themselves aren’t everything; it’s how you string them together (their context).
Brian Grasso said in an article, “We are a term crazy industry”. Yes, and I’d go so far as to say we are a term OBSESSED industry. Terms sometimes become more important than the message, or lack thereof.
I remember saying to someone, during a frustrating discussion, “Just because you use words that are similar to mine doesn’t mean we are talking about the same thing.” Words lacking context have no meaning. And for context you have to be able to relate to other human beings. As I read the rants and ravings of many members of the fitness industry, I hear a lot of words, delivered with a lot of attitude, but I don’t see a lot of relating. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, what someone says to you…the advice they give…can say more about them than it does for you….read entire article