Have you noticed all the oh-so-welcome advice that comes flowing your way the moment others see you DOING SOMETHING?
Take physical fitness.
You get real religion about working out daily, consuming better food, and overall creating a lifestyle around being physically (as well as mentally and emotionally) fit.
Cue Sloppy McSlopperton and his disgusting convenience store chili dog.
As one of readers shared with us,
I had lost 40 pounds in 3 months through a daily exercise regimen, a moderate diet, and avoiding stressful situations.
Turns out I was doing it all wrong.
Last Saturday night I was at a picnic. This one guy showed up late, like 11:00 pm. Completely out of shape, I’d say about 80 pounds overweight, puffing a cigarette, slurping beer, and chomping on this disgusting convenience store chili dog. About a third of all three ended up on his shirt.
Between bites of this horrible concoction, he asked me how I lost so much weight. I told him about my routines, my diet, and my meditation practice.
Then he told me I’m doing it all wrong.
I need to change gyms, use free weights instead of machines, stop doing that cardio only “losers” do. He explained that he goes to the gym with his buddies twice a week, eight months a year, skipping summer months.
I’m welcome to join them anytime I want to learn about “real” workouts.
Here I was, fighting fit, being lectured by the dude I’m always having to ask to stop lounging on the machines so I can do my reps!
I had to RUN AWAY just to avoid busting out laughing in his face!
We’ve all been there.
You want to hand it right back to Sloppy McSlopperton.
You want to commiserate (meaning, share misery) with other fitness buffs who have heard Sloppy’s chili-dog muffled fitness seminars.
Will Sloppy McSlopperton Suddenly Change His Ways?
You know the answer.
Remember Ol’ Sloppy the moment you’re feeling a little too tired to complete your reps.
He’s counting on you to get off the machine and grab a chili dog at the corner store, so he can be right.
What does that serve?
Isn’t Sloppy sort of like… some random spouting memetic mush?
Besides, shouldn’t you be saying something else to someone else right about now?