By connecting online (some of us with monotonous regularity) we are disconnecting offline, perhaps moving further from the truth of reality.
What are we missing from life as a result? What critical moments do we miss that we didn't even know passed us by?
The problem with social networks is that you can’t use them on their own — and part of the reason that Facebook has picked up such traction is that.
It’s really not an illusion. I believe we are doing more with each 24 hours, as technology enables (or forces) us to interact and intersect and do and consume with unprecedented volume and vigor. We live our lives at breakneck speed because we can, because we feel we have to keep up.
There are so many alternatives to keep us plugged in, the average person has in fact double the amount of online friends than physical ones, it's hard to find the right balance as many of the social networks are so well known.
Twitter offers something different, and is perhaps less friendly. Google Plus is slick but has fewer people on it. LinkedIn is focused on jobs, Instagram gives a different perspective with photography & now video based interaction…ohh yeah the list goes on with Pinterest, Youtube….
A lot of the information I give out, you can get on the internet, if you search long enough, but it’s not just about getting or accessing information, otherwise we would all be happily rich, healthy & successful in our fitness goals, its what you do with it, that counts.
"Knowledge is power…No, Knowledge is potential power, clarity is power"
Lets be clear then, "The iron never lies",… & non of us have superhuman powers, so we've got to be realistic when setting our fitness goals., You’ve just got to get yourself out there, as I have said before “The secret of getting ahead is getting started"
You've got to change your mindset & stop looking for a quick fix, you won’t find it online, my suggestion going forward, is to just get out & about, get a trainer or a partner, It can be a pain in the ass to get down to the gym but the interaction is real, the sweat tears the laughter, the noise the hustle & bustle, the smells you cant avoid, the chatter in the locker room, the people that you aspire to.. some of us don’t get butterflies with our emotions…we get the whole Zoo!..that’s real.
“The iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that your a god or a total bastard. The iron will always kick you the real deal. The iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the iron to be my greatest friend never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds.”
- Henry Rollins
Make sure you get out & about & "Look up” Be sure to watch this entire video, especially the ending.