The man is charged with the obligation to be "strong", with force most often implied violence and cruelty. Dark about leadership and competitiveness.
All sporting events are built on one powerful principle of opposition. We strive to be the best in everything, sometimes without thinking about what the point is, and if there is any at all.
I came across a post about professional MMA athletes here, and was sad, because this is a very instructive example of what happens to people who cultivate one of the Shadows and live under a tough egregor. Professional sports are generally supervised by rigid fine structures, and any appeals to health or patriotism are nothing more than attempts to play on the low vibrations of the crowd and athletes and warm their hands to this tune. Any slogans like "Our athlete Vasya Plitkin defended the honor of the country!" - the usual manipulation of public opinion and the substitution of concepts. If you ask what this honor is, no one will answer you. Or they will answer with equally convincing phrases, the general meaning of which boils down to the fact that "We are the best!"
That is, "honor" is when you are "the best." Think about it!
Not when you are honest, but when "the best."
At the same time, the "best" is not the kindest, not the most intelligent, not the most talented, not the most generous or noble, but "the best person who filled his face" or "the best who jumped the farthest." And not the fact that he jumped and stuffed without doping and other chemicals. I just didn't get caught. And the country, whose "honor" the athlete defended, forgets about him five minutes after he ends his career. Honor? Honor, but of course.
But I'm not really talking about that, this is a lyrical digression.
I mean that all sports competitions are built on one powerful principle of opposition, and this is "from the evil one." The world is dual, our shadows are dual, any shadow or subpersonality has a pair of opposite directions, meaning and qualities, its antipode. Athletes are selling their ability for a given period of time in given conditions to be "better" than the enemy: stronger, faster, more stubborn, more enduring, and so on. They cultivate their own "Winner". And the more they cultivate it, the more their antagonistic figure "swells" under the conventional name "Loser", or, as it is fashionable to say now, "Loser". Every first person lives with this cute dual pair of shadow-subpersonalities, with rare exceptions. Our entire modern culture is built on the principle: "Win or Die." The second part of the phrase is sometimes implied, sometimes directly voiced, especially in hard sports, and especially in "men's" disciplines. People are encouraged in every way to "become the best." In this case, the concepts of "best" and "first" are also glued together. We are convinced that if you did not become the first, then you are not the best, but simply, shit on a stick. Success is measured by money - what else? How else can you measure the place at the trough of society? And it’s not a fact, but rather a reverse pattern that the most talented people find themselves in the back ranks.
One of the most famous Japanese artists said that when he was eighty years old, every line of his drawing would be full of life. The quote is not literal, but the meaning is clear. A true creator is aware of what is true success for him. Self-improvement in the chosen field. Spiritual development through creativity as well.
Modern society has replaced self-improvement with "success", replacing one concept with another. "Best" for them is equal to "first", "success" = "first". As a result, people are not only mistaken about the tasks facing them in material embodiment, but they are growing a "Winner" for themselves, forgetting or not knowing that the "Loser" is growing at the same time, and one day it will make itself known.
Something like how it declares itself among professional athletes. Their fate is very indicative: for a couple of seasons or years it was a killing machine, the invincible and mighty Vasya Plitkin, who fell asleep with the thought that he was obliged to defeat anyone who pushed himself into the ring, but after quite a bit of that the invincible was defeated by … Staphylococcus aureus, and the "invincible" rotted alive. Or he was mowed down by another infection, small and just as incurable. Well, the king of the ring would die for a great idea, showing others an example of fortitude in spirit and body, or save a plane in distress full of people from a crash. Nope. Quietly rotted away. And, what is typical, the most widespread problem of the majority of "fighters" is the damaged immunity! That is, they can make their rival disabled, but are not able to defend themselves at the subconscious molecular level. They are defenseless against themselves. What kind of power can we talk about here?
This is how Shadows work. Well, if you don't deal with them, of course.
The means of mass influence on the minds in every possible way support this illusion of "power". Take any film, even ours, even not ours - in 90% of films, comics, anime, this stereotype runs like a golden thread through the plot. The man is charged with the obligation to be "strong", with force most often implied violence and cruelty. It may seem paradoxical to you, but it is an apparent paradox - the stronger the subconscious inferiority complex, the more actively and the more aggressively a person tries to prove the opposite. And thereby intensifies the internal dissonance. Men especially suffer from this, since all modern "culture" downright insists that they have to be strong. Well, and then the tale about the white bull, we grow a large and terrible Shadow named Tyrant or Winner, which in some contexts is the same.
To weaken the shadow of the Winner, one must realize that comparing oneself to anyone else is a road to nowhere. You do not need to evaluate yourself (the best or the worst), you do not need to compare yourself, you do not need to compete and prove. When you start, it means that the complexes have turned on. “Don't say that you are the most. There will always be someone stronger, smarter, faster,”said the mother of the lioness to the lion cub Simba. You just have to do what you like and improve at it. The goal should not be an attempt to prove that you are cooler, but the achievement of professional and other results that are necessary for you, and not for society, regardless of the prize-winning place. The main thing is to understand the goals. And let go.