Saturday, 1 April 2017

30 Day Cowlean Challenge, Day Thirteen: Nuclear Ego


Hi guys,

Weigh-in: 203.6 lbs
Calories: 3100

Today I want to get into the meat of the post as soon as possible. This isn’t going to be an A-Level essay where we way up one side of the argument, then the other, before making wet-paper excuses as conclusions. I’m sitting here on the blogging throne telling you that you will probably benefit from embracing your ego.

Modern society is allergic to the ego. Nearly everyone has clubbed together, saved up their pennies, and deposited the whole lot into the bank of mediocrity. Then when you go and do your own thing, they belittle you. Why? It threatens their comfortable and secure existence. The sad thing is that the comfort comes from ignorance, and the security comes from being a slave to groupthink. To break free you need your ego; you need the strength to believe “I am right and you are wrong”. Breaking free will create enemies, but at last you’ll have friends who actively picked the same path.

When you get to the end of your life, would you rather have regrets of having acted where you shouldn’t, or regrets of being inactive where you should have done something? For people who “play it safe”, they will exclusively have the latter. Having an ego allows you to push your boundaries and achieve more than the common man.

Now where does this fit into health? On a deep, instinctual level, you should want to feel your best every single day. The benefit of my story is that my momentum took me from unhealthy all the way to near perfect health. I’ve set the benchmark and know when something is off. If I had grown up “normal” then I would never have had the motivation. So for someone that did, they are going to need to wake their ego up, and demand a better deal from life.

The funny thing is that most people live in such a mollycoddled way, that when they observe someone rising up then all they have to throw at them is the threat of exclusion from the sanitised world. What’s ironic is that that world is so terrified of rocking the status quo, that you have carte blanche to reap all of the money left on the table. Unlucky for them, they locked themselves and the hungry wolf inside the cage and then threw away the key.

Until tomorrow,

Cowlean

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