Thursday, July 11, 2013
I heard a commercial on the radio the other day. It was a car/car oil commercial, and in it, the "host" was asking people who they took better care of- their cars or themselves?
Now, granted, it was a car/car oil commercial, so people would almost unanimously say they take better care of their cars than themselves.
And it got me sad. Not necessarily because these people were unhealthy- they did mention they could stand to be a bit healthier.
I got sad because, actors or no, there are people who put their ITEMS above themselves. Whether its cars, computers, clothes, gaming systems... You lay a finger on a certain item the wrong way, they will verbally rip you a new one. But, then, those people go and eat junk, live relatively sedentary lifestyles, and just don't do anything to further the only thing they'll have from here to eternity - their bodies.
I definitely know there are certain items I would be upset about losing, if something happened to them.. though, for me, it's usually because of the cost associated with it, and not because I'm obsessed with it... though, I guess, then I'm obsessed with cost.
We have grown up in a society that does care a little too much about items as a measure of wealth and success. We're a society that has let the conditioning of our bodies fall to the wayside as we slip into cars, allow others to make our food for us- either in restaurant or store, and kick back and relax in front of televisions and computers that we covet.
Do I think it's bad to place value in an item and wince at the thought of something happening to it? No.
But, I do think it's bad when you place the item higher on your priority list than your own body.
So, go out for a run, do a few jumping jacks and push-ups, and eat a healthy breakfast of a green omelette. Then, after all that's said and done, go get your greasemonkey suit on, and go make your car's engine purr like a kitten.