I thought your point was that people should train neither for absolute strength nor aesthetics
That only some vague concept of athleticism or participation is a legitimate reason for training
I've been training for years without any concern for performance or size
Originally just so I could fuck more girls , now that I'm married just so I like what I see in the mirror
Again imo there is no better reason for amateurs to train as every other reason is equally futile if you aren't making a living from it
I never said it was the "only legitimate reason." It's just a psychological trick for people who aren't into training for the sake of training.