I’m pissed off.
On my walk home from the coffee shop where I write I just:
- Had smoke blown in my face 3 times.
- Overheard a women with a 16oz smoothie in her hand complain she can’t lose weight.
- Saw a “going out of business” sign on a local fresh produce store go up.
- Watched a smoker throw their butt carelessly on the ground.
- Saw a group of kids eating fast food.
- Listened to people complain about the heat over and over again.
This was all within a 10min walk
What The Hell Is Going On?
Why do so many people smoke when they know it’s both disgusting and going to kill them?
Why do people constantly say “tired” when asked how they are?
Why do people eat junk food when they know it’s vile?
Why do we need to read books to teach us systems on how to be a good person? Rule #1: If you don’t like being treated like a dick, don’t be a dick yourself.
Why can’t people make time?
Why do we over value metrics and under value relationships?
Why do people feel they need to find the “magic pill” when it comes to nutrition without following the basics?
Why are the majority of people walking down the street in terrible shape? I don’t care if you have a six pack, just take care of yourself so you’ll be around when your kids graduate college.
Why do people brag that they got drunk over the weekend?
Why do people feel they need to be rewarded for a workout?
Why do people do more research into finding the hottest restaurant than the fitness professional they hire or magazine workout they follow?
Why do people complain about it being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter?
Why does it take gimmicky systems to get people to exercise like CrossFit and Tough Mudders? You want to burn fat, move. Do it often and find a way that you enjoy doing it. Do it with a friend, jump up and down. I don’t care. Just move.
Why do we complain that Governments don’t regulate things bad for us instead of taking responsibility for ourselves?
Why are intelligent people still tricked into thinking whole grain and 10% less fat is good?
Why do people work their assess off all week in a job they hate so they can blow their hard earned money at a club or bar where they are treated like second class citizens by some dude guarding the entrance?
Why would people rather spend a fortune on clothing that “hides their problem areas” than spend the money on fitness to lose the fucken weight and look 1000x better in a white t-shirt and jeans?
Seriously. What The Hell Is Going On?
I don’t get it. This incessant need to game the system and skip the line is nonsense. Everybody is trying to get a deal and metaphorically arrive at the airport just before the flight leaves just to say they can. The proverbial need to find the secret that nobody else knows is a joke. There is no secret so stop buying into the crap.
I can’t go for a walk without being disgusted at what’s going on around me. So yeah, what the hell is going on?
photo credit: Gianni Dominici