@Lkay I also got rings when this went down, along with a barbell set, and I built a squat rack out of angle iron. Shit, I don't even need to go to the gym once this settles down.. Anyways, ring dips are #1 but are a high risk exercise because they are extremely difficult to do with proper form, and doing them incorrectly is suicide for your shoulders. Dips in general are a high risk, high reward exercise, just like deadlifting. Besides ring dips, I also use the rings for pullups, pushups, and front lever progression. They were for sure a worthwhile investment.
@destraht My job was soul crushing, but much less so than an office job. It was interesting and eye opening to infiltrate a corporation and see what it's like from the inside. It's insane how easy it is to become sucked up in their culture, to lose your goals in life as company goals take over. I almost got sucked in myself - I started thinking, "damn it would be really cool to have that job in that department... if I get on this guys good side maybe itll open an opportunity for me.." blah blah blah. Luckily I was able to snap out of it, reminding myself that I only took the job to pay off my student loans and save up some money to invest in myself. I paid off my loans in December and since then I've just been stacking paper so I dont really mind that I got laid off, as I was planning on quitting later this year.
As for your question about people waking up to soul crushing jobs, I dont see it happening. These people I saw within the corporation were basically zombies. For them, sitting in a fluorescent illuminated office all day is just the way life is, it's just something they need to put up with so they can go home on the weekends and drink and watch football. They dont know any other way. Corporations are a trap which get people addicted to job security, benefits, and a overall easy life.Read More
@-Anteros- I think the biggest take away from this is the concept of the master vision, which serves as the motivation to keep pressing forward and working hard. Without a vision, one will at best amount to a chronic hobbyist who constantly replaces one hobby for another as he loses interest. He never amounts to anything great, and he perpetually feels lost, confused, directionless.