“He who has a ‘why’ can bear almost any ‘how.’
Back in the 1800s, Nietzsche understood how pivotal the question of ‘why’ is to the human experience.
These days though, in the age of instantaneous and abundant information, asking ‘why’ is a lost art. For many, doing the work of digging deep and asking ‘why’ is just not nearly as convenient or comfortable as asking ‘how to.’
This is especially true when it comes to fitness—we never seem to tire of the same old ‘how to’ merry go round. Day after day, year after year, your newsstand and your news feed reads like the greatest hits of some of the most played out questions on the planet:
- How to lose 10 pounds fast!
- How to tone your arms!
- How to lose that stubborn belly fat!
- How to burn more calories with exercise!
- How to get better results in less time!
- How to get bigger/faster/stronger!
As if we all haven’t seen these regurgitated queries a thousand times. But there’s always a new sucker who’s captivated by the allure of the quick fix promise of looking and feeling fabulous in five easy steps.