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Quest for Perfection Narcissistic
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Bodybuilding: Narcissistic or Quest for Perfection?

Quest for Perfection

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It's not narcissistic to take pride in your appearance and want to be healthy. Narcissism is unhealthy ego- arrogance, envy, entitlement etc. While there may be some bodybuilders who fit these characteristics, being narcissistic isn't implicit in bodybuilding. Personally I think bodybuilding is a good thing to do for everyone. It makes you healthy, builds the good kind of confidence, teaches the value of dedication and hard work, and I think it's fun. Bodybuilding is one of the best things I've ever done for myself and I highly recommend it.

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I hate to say it, but trying to be physically perfect IS an obsession. Spending hours every day at the gym lifting weights is obsessive behavior, and not necessary at all to be healthy. In fact in many ways it's entirely counter-productive for your health.

Secondly, weight-lifting doesn't really make you stronger; it just allows you to lift weights in that specific way, over and over again. The muscles you're working just inflate with blood and -look- strong.

Working out every day is perfectly healthy and normal. Body building is excessive and narcissistic. Trying to be perfect is narcissism.

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