I don't get it.
When I was 17, a friend lied about my age and helped me get a job in construction. I regularly picked up 100 kilo barrels, ran a jack hammer all day, and so on. Even as a skinny kid of 137 pounds, I regularly shoveled a ton an hour, 10 hours a day.
I can't understand gym rats. Why would anyone pay to push around such damaging weight, with no socially-constructive purpose behind it? I don't get it.
What man asks permission of the father before courting a girl? The simple courtesies "May I?" and "Will you?" never cross one's ears -- permissive authority has been so usurped from man by the state.