I was thinking today about the contrast between real and pseudo exercise. Specifically, that nearly all of what passes as exercise today is
- erratic (mentally + physically)
Essentially it is a giant, messy, birds nest of ideas, slogans, and fallacies dressed up with good intentions and a few “certifications” — which are handed out by people who are also deaf, dumb, and blind when exercise enters the discussion.
In contrast, real exercise is a product of man’s mind, of reason, of reality, of civilization, and of freedom coexisting with the aforementioned. Primitive man started with nothing, was dirt poor, and starving half the time.
Looking to those early humans for reliable ideas or foundations for reality-based-ideas in the realm of exercise is absolutely ridiculous and reveals a complete ignorance of what exercise actually is as a matter of ontology.
Real exercise is the total inverse of the sorry excuse that passes as exercise today. It is
- highly predictable
It is nothing like the overflowing mess of injuries, production of future injuries, and wasted time that today’s “fitness industry” promotes.
It is pro-man, pro-science, pro-reason, and pro-philosophy.
And applied in physical life, it looks like this.
If one wanted the shortest explanation possible …
- Real exercise is mindful.
- Pseudo-exercise (99% of what is practiced today) is mindless; actively or by default.