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Forbes Magazine article-Lance Armstrong(3 posts)

Forbes Magazine article-Lance ArmstrongDINOSAUR
Jan 4, 2002 7:39 PM
I didn't know which forum to post this in, but since it's cycling related I'll post it here.

Forbes magazine current issue is devoted toward the subject 'The Pursuit of Happiness', five of the authors were former and our current president (article by Reagan is about twenty years old). Lance Armstrong is one of the contributors...'Pleasure comes from pain'... might hit the nail on the head as to why most of us endure in this sport.. to feel pain is experience the full circle of life. I'm come to realize that most Americans have it too darn easy, we need to suffer more in order to be happy.
Thoughts anyone?
re: Forbes Magazine article-Lance ArmstrongJon
Jan 5, 2002 5:51 AM
I read Lance's comments on the subject in a recent interview. The way I've filtered
the meaning for myself is that we need to test ourselves in different ways, including
physically. We realize happiness as we pass the tests and grow. The pain is a byproduct
of the process. George Sheehan used to make similar comments in his column on
running. I think there's a lot of truth in this viewpoint.
re: Forbes Magazine article-Lance ArmstrongPaulCL
Jan 5, 2002 6:52 AM
In Lance's book, there is a paragraph explaining why he 'needs' to ride. The conclusion is the need to conquer the pain - the pain of cranking up a hill, of 6 hours in the saddle, of giving it all in a sprint. Maybe it's the feeling of accomplishment or the ability to control what others are not able (the pain). I asked my wife to read that paragraph so she could begin to understand.