Don’t waste time on base training!
Base training is not only boring but it is also dangerous. You need to avoid it at all costs because if you do so, your performance will suffer greatly. I am going to tell you why base training is bad and how to avoid it.
Why base training?
It’s easy: Base training makes you lazy! If you are doing base training, then you are just wasting your time.
Why would you want to spend your precious time when there is something else that could be done better?
You might think that this isn’t true, but let me show you what happens when I run some numbers:
If I have 10 minutes of base training every day, my speed increases by 1%.
If I have 20 minutes of base training every day, my speed increases by 2%.
And if I have 30 minutes of base training every day, my speed increases by 4%.
I don’t care how much you love base training; it doesn’t work. There is no way that you can improve your performance with such little effort. So stop doing it!
And if you still feel like doing it, then go ahead and do it. I wouldn’t care.
Why to avoid base training
The reason why you should avoid base training is the same as the reason why you should avoid spending too much time doing nothing at all. You are wasting precious time that could be used for something far more useful and interesting.
What about reading a book or going out with some friends? Wouldn’t you rather do that than waste your time with base training?
If you are a real man (or woman), then you would go out and have an adventure. You would read a book that can take you places. You would hang out with people that share the same interests as you, or you could even get to know a special someone . The world is an interesting place and there is so much to see and do. Go out there and enjoy life while you still can.
And what if you are not having fun doing base training? Well, if you don’t like what you are doing and it’s not making you happy, then why are you still doing it?
I thought one of the goals in life was to have fun. So go out and have fun! (Hint: you might even have more fun if you stop wasting your time with base training)
So what are you waiting for?
Come on and enjoy life to its fullest! There is so much that you can do and see. The world is your oyster.
If you are still reading this then I guess that you didn’t listen to me. You probably thought that you would just read this article and that would be enough to convince you to go out and enjoy life. I’m sorry but I failed to convince you…
or maybe I’m just writing this for myself so that I can feel like I accomplished something with my day.
Well, whatever works right?
Now go out there and DO something with your life!
Risks of being an adventurer
Is being an adventurer safe?
Well, it’s not a job that you can do in your backyard. If you want to be an adventurer then you are going to have to risk your life in order to do so.
The question is: are you willing to take the risk?
If you think about it, the risks that you face as an adventurer are actually quite small if you think about them. And no, I’m not just trying to make you feel safe. There is a reason why you probably haven’t gotten yourself killed while on your adventures:
First and foremost, you are an explorer. You typically explore unknown lands or places that people don’t dare to go. The chances of you meeting an untimely death by running into something alive outnumber the chances of meeting your maker (or whatever god that you may worship) .
The only time that you would really meet your maker is if you mess with some powerful magic, which so far you have avoided.
You are also an adventurer. What this means is that you typically go to places where there are no rules or law. This means that you can do whatever you want as long as you don’t get caught or risk getting yourself killed by other people.
In addition, most of your experiences are of the non-lethal type. Sure you’ve had some close calls, but nothing that has been life threatening…
at least not permanently.
If you were facing true life-threatening situations on a regular basis then you wouldn’t be reading this now would you?
Now you may be saying to yourself: “Well what about all those other poor souls that have died while on their adventures?”
Well most of them were killed by other people. You see, it is very rare for an adventurer to get killed by some fierce beast (or whatever else may be living there). Typically they are just too quick to kill. If you get caught within the vicinity of a battle between adventurers then you run the risk of getting hit by a stray arrow or spell, but this isn’t common place. Most of the time when an adventurer dies it is at the hands of another human.
Why is this?
It’s quite simple really. When humans are placed in a life or death situation, their primal instincts tend to take over. Some may call it their “fight or flight” response. Most choose to flee and only turn to violence as a last resort (and by then they are typically too panicked to be effective in using it). Of course there are others who don’t seem to have that built in “protector instinct” and they typically end up dead.
Either way, you are not one of those “protector” types. You do have some semblance of violence in you, especially when you are with your friends. Still, there is a difference between wanting to defuse a situation rather than charging into it with your weapon drawn.
Fortunately for you, this seems to be a common personality trait among most adventurers and that’s why most of them live longer.
All of this reasoning leads you to the inescapable conclusion that you are not destined to die by some supernatural means. Instead, it is far more likely that you will die a normal death, of natural causes hopefully.
Of course this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take risks. This is still a possibility and one you would like to experience at least once in your lifetime, but you’ve come to realize that it isn’t going to be in the near future. This is a bit of a disappointment really, especially since you were looking forward to it.
Still, considering your line of work, you may very well experience it someday. After all, many warriors die in their sleep and far away from home.
In any case, while the possibility still exists, you aren’t going to change your behavior. You are still going to live like there is no tomorrow, because there may not be one for you anyway.
As you ponder the possibly of an early demise, you find yourself in a familiar section of Klyton. It’s an area that is on the edge of a more prosperous part of the city and one that is on the decline. The seedier section if you will.
The government here is apathetic to this section. The only time they pay it any attention is when an entity complains about unlawful behavior. The Klyton militia does maintain a small barracks here though, just so they can exert some degree of order to the area.
Naturally this is where most of the city’s less desirable types hang out. Be it thieves, murderers, drug addicts or just your average drunkards; you’ll find them all here.
You used to come here a lot when you were younger and you even had a few unpleasant run-ins with the law (Namely militia). As you’ve gotten older though, you tend to avoid this area now. The militia may be composed of dumb asses who rely on weapons of steel rather than wit, but the dumb asses tend to be less likely to kill you by accident, unlike the dumb asses in the Crimson Talons who may very well kill you on purpose if they got the chance.
Still despite your age, you’ve found yourself in this area a few times over the years for various reasons. And it’s led you to wondering why you do.
“Because I’m a dumb asses, just like the rest of them that live here.” You mutter to yourself.
Still, while you may be coming to the realization that you aren’t all that different from the lowlifes that populate this area, there is one difference between you and them. And that is you can at least acknowledge what you are and they can’t. They’ve deluded themselves into thinking that they are “honest” thieves, or daring “rogues”, or some other nonsense.
If these idiots knew what it truly meant to be a criminal they might actually have a chance at evolving into something more.
Of course you could just be thinking this way because you don’t want to be lumped in with the rest of these scum. It’s possible you’re just afraid of where such a train of thought may lead.
You continue on your way out of this area and away from these thoughts. You can’t dwell on them now, not when you have important things to take care of.
Later that night you find yourself at…
You knock on the door and Joachim opens it up and lets you in. He smiles a bit when he sees you.
“Hello again.” He says.
“Hey.” You reply.
You follow Joachim into his living area where like the last time you were here, he has his little bible on the table. However this time it looks like he’s been taking it with him more often as its worn and looks like it’s seen better days.
You take a seat and Joachim notices immediately.
“Oh no, I’m not planning on sitting through a sermon, I just came here to…”
A sermon? Who said anything about a sermon?”
“Well you always have your bible out and you seem to take it everywhere so I just assumed…”
That I was going to preach at you?
No my friend, I put away that habit for a reason. As I said before I won’t be forcing my faith on you like some do with their dislike of it. So please, relax.”
Relieved to hear this you do just that.
“However, I do have something I want to talk to you about.” Joachim says.
“Yes, it’s about your mother. Or more specifically her inn. You see I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since our last meeting and I’ve come to a decision.”
“I’m going to buy her inn from her.”
“Yes, I’m going to offer her a fair price and not ask for any outrageous repayment plans. She’ll be able to move and I can finally run the church without all the distractions.”
“I see…so where would she be moving to?
Sources & references used in this article:
Don’t Waste Time on Base Training by S Gerber – breakingmuscle.com
Don’t Waste Your Time on Base Training by S Gerber – beyondendurancetraining.com
Don’t Waste Your Time Teaching in an On-Line Environment. by BL Potvin – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2012 – ERIC