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I recently found myself engaged in one of the socialization rituals that marks this inflection point in human history: watching others play Clip games. Specifically, I chatted with my son and niece while they played Fortnite, which will surely carry the enduring cultural cache for their generation that sitcoms like Happy Days and The Brady Bunch played for mine. While gunning down hapless opponents from around the world, the two digital warriors deigned to lớn educate me on the fine line between effort và obsession. Certain players, they claimed, were nothing more than tryhards or sweats. These strivers, often identifiable by certain skins, took all the fun out of the game. Their wins lacked legitimacy by dint of the fact that they tried too hard.

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How can accusing someone of effort be an insult?

The term tryhard has a long history as a derogatory appellation. The insult was originally hurled at those who conspicuously expover excessive effort inlớn achieving a certain image, lớn the point where their personas are clearly contrived. In this sense, the term serves as a synonym for wannabe: “a person usually of little talent who tries hard to lớn succeed, especially through imitation, usually to lớn gain fame or popularity.”

However, video game culture adopted tryhard to describe players who clearly try hard, sometimes in a ridiculous way where they đại bại despite their colossal effort but also when they win for the same reason. Tryhards, it seems, don’t play games for fun but rather for hyper-competitive reasons related to insecurity. At least, that’s what casualspeople who clayên they don’t play or care as much–say.

In the same vein, sweats are also people that seem to lớn try too hard. Spending too much time on a game can be sweaty. Copying other competitors in order to lớn win can be sweaty. Even doing all your homework and paying attention in class can be sweaty in the eyes of academic casuals. Doing or being extra is equally suspect aý muốn those who don’t try as hard.

Of course, some of us recognize that those who accuse others of being tryhards may be compensating for their own laông chồng of effort or results. Nobody “casually” prevails over strong competitions. Since the first Olympic games in ancient Greece, the history of sports has been written by tryhards. In every field, industry, & human endeavor, the difference between average và elite can often be measured in literal or figurative sweat.

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Thus, for anyone who wants lớn achieve greatness, your course of action is clear: be a tryhard, not in the sense that you pretover khổng lồ be what you are not, but rather that you work relentlessly to become that to which you aspire. Ignore the self-professed casuals và keep your nose to that metaphorical grindstone. When you look up, you may finally recognize the envy in the eyes of those who mock your effort. My son–who plays Fortnite for far too many hours a day lớn ever qualify as a casual–showed a flash of that ambition as well–just hours after mocking the “sweat squad” in the game, he asked to purchase their identifying skin so he could join them. And why shouldn’t he? If you want to truly excel, you have sầu lớn be a tryhard.


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Mike Bergin
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Chotato says:

Obviously trying hard is acceptable in the real world, it’s how all of modern civilization came to be the way it did. It’s how Humans conquered the animal kingdom and became the dominant species, notoàn thân is saying it isn’t. People hate tryhards & sweaty players online because some of us just want to relax with a quiông xã game after work. We don’t have 50 hours a week lớn spend practicing or watching videos of how to lớn abuse mechanics. It became an insult because it started ruining a lot of people’s favorite hobbies that they bởi vì just to relax. Sometimes we just want lớn play to lớn enjoy, not play to win.

Why should my (theoretical) son place second in a casual youth xe đạp race just because some parent could afford to buy their kid the same bike that Armstrong uses? How vì chưng you explain that lớn a child? That they lost because sometoàn thân had more money than them, when it was just supposed to be a fun day out. At the Olympics, fine whatever, or regional/statewide/nation wide/international competitions, obviously that’s acceptable. What people hate is when these same people ruin something people vì chưng just for fun.