It looks like nobody has been
competing in sitting so far. Strange, for sitting needs an
effort and force, too. Keeping the body is a
certain position, not always comfortable, or comfortable in
the beginning and then really tiring and exhausting, is not
that easy. Of course, it would be quite difficult to indicate
who was sitting the fastest, though extremely interesting –
just to define the speed of sitting can be a real challenge,
taking into account the simple fact that in this very case fastest does not mean shortest (the fewest amount of seconds or
minutes) like in the running. In the sitting a distance is
not a space, but a time, so the following bizarre question
should be asked who
sat the fastest the distance of twenty minutes? . . . . It would be much easier
to indicate who was sitting the longest – however here longest
would be the counterpart of furthest
in the running. Or: who was sitting the longest?
would mean the same as the question: who ran the longest distance?
who reached the furthest point running?
. . . . With no doubt supporting would be difficult,
if possible at all,
especially when the competitors should sit motionlessly –
the sitting in motion would be a bit less boring, but only a
bit. Certainly, a lot would depend on what
competitors would be sitting on
(as well as in front of, or behind, what, however not that
much) – here the imagination seems to have no limits...
Sitting down is a different kettle of fish. Yes, absolutely.
For example: to sit down in
right order on a few dozens of numbered
chairs scattered chaotically. Or: to sit down a hundred
times on a rocking chair (and then keep rocking). Or: to sit
down on the ground, legs stretched straight forward and
touching the ground with calves and thighs.
ON. And so on. And so on. And so on...
The opinion that the sitting does
not contain an element of competing is wrong. It has been
well known for very long that there are two kinds of
competing: against the others and against oneself. Even if
it is hard to notice the first one in the sitting, the other
one can be seen (and experienced) easily, and its level can
be higher than in many other sport disciplines. Just sit to
the end, sit through, when the whole body is aching and
going numb from the tips of the
toes to the hairs on the pate,
and the mind, sometimes called a soul, is suffering and
stiffening even more….
to follow the Olympic motto faster
higher stronger we choose without any
hesitation faster. With no doubt higher
attractive. Which one of us
wouldn't like to sit the highest. Which one of us wouldn't
like to sit the strongest. Yet we count on faster.
We love preposterous absurd
abstraction, don't we?