Fist Bumping?

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Fist Bumping was brought to my attention by the media flip out on Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama during the 2008 Democratic National convention to clam the presidential nomination. Mr. and Mrs. Obama shared in a victory "Pound" as my generation calls it. Fist Bumping is not the term for this action unless you're over the age of 85 and back in diapers. The Washington post, New York Times, and every major news network and paper jumped on the band wagon with the term fist bumping. 

The current generation has many terms for the action of fist bumping. Calling it a "Pound or Bones" would be the more common terms used by college students. It is an expression of victory, achievement, happiness, joy, and mostly positive meanings. For some strange reason the current generation in power "the baby boomers" like to continue with their PC term for this action. It is more of a description of what is happening and less of what it represents. The Time's decided to do a short history of fist bumping with little or no depth.  They speculate on where it came from and derive it from a high five explaining how this is the idiots version of the high five.  

What they say it boils down to is a simple you really can't mess this action up unlike Tiger Woods who botched a high five with his caddie on national television in 2005 at the Masters. Almost every major form of media has looked upon fist bumping with major prejudice and distain. They speculate that it will become the new form of a hand shake. The business world is tweaking out about it claiming it is somehow sexist against woman claiming some form of physical male superiority. What it boils down to is humans don't like change and the rate of change in the world around us is unprecedented in human history.

The fist bump is an informal way that the upcoming generation expresses a sign of achievement or friendship. Anyone who can pull it off and not look like a dork should be allowed to do so unmolested by anyone else. It is not a sign of disrespect and normally has no negative expressions unless you miss the other person's fist on purpose and collide with his face. This would be called in our generation getting punched in the face. 

While passionate about psychology. With TRCB, he is one of the original Subject Matter Experts (SME), Author of upcoming book Naturally Good Cooking. For more please visit www.MichaelGoshen.com

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