Parkour is a complete discipline, not to be confused with skateboarding or break dancing. The pioneers of the discipline know that elegance is often a reflection of the control of movement. The aesthetic is not the primary purpose of the practice, but comfort begets fluidity, which begets beauty. People who engage in parkour often say they like the feeling of “freedom” it provides, but true freedom is a mind free from disturbing emotions, harmful habits, the comfort of false beliefs, and any and all illusions, especially those relating to one’s own identity. People who achieve this state will always be free, no matter the circumstances in which they find themselves.
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