A review of Scott Keneally’s Rise of the Sufferfests movie.
The main question of the film was: “Why would people do this to themselves?”. And the overarching answer that is offered to the viewer is “narcissism”. We do this for the profile pic, for the glory, for the performed super(wo)man version of ourselves, for the pick-up line at the bar. We do this to impress our colleagues, our boss, our girlfriend, our mom. We do this to seem better than we are, tougher than we are, cooler than we are.