I am perpetually in fear of getting stronger because the stronger I get more is at stake, I feel. So, if someone can outlift me, I feel happy. There is hope then.
This is just how I perceive it.
Plus, I am the really quiet guy at the gym who has a stopwatch on and is sitting reading his novel and then when his stopwatch goes off he meanders over to the Squat Rack and does some singles, then sits back down and continues reading his novel.