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Old 10-27-19, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post

You get the instant gratification of speed and power of a champion without putting in any of the time, training and effort it took them to get there. For example, a responsible racing bike cyclist would never ride his bike fast on the sidewalk.

An e-bike rider capable of the same speeds (and faster) will. This isn't an e-bike hate post. Rather, a responsible cyclist reminder -- with greater speed comes greater responsibility.
Most kinds of power require a substantial sacrifice by whoever wants the power. There is an apprenticeship, a discipline lasting many years. Whatever kind of power you want. President of the company. Black belt in karate. Spiritual guru. Whatever it is you seek, you have to put in the time, the practice, the effort. You must give up a lot to get it. It has to be very important to you. And once you have attained it, itís your power. It can't be given away: it resides in you. It is literally the result of your discipline.

Now what is interesting about this process is that, by the time someone has acquired the ability to kill with his bare hands, he has also matured to the point where he won't use it unwisely. So that kind of power has a built-in control. The discipline of getting the power changes you so that that you won't abuse it.


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