Thursday, October 16, 2014
Use it or lose it
Until recently success used to have exquisite byproduct: survival. That makes sense if you define success as getting what you want. Since everybody (most likely) wants to survive, it was the prior thing to strive for - and a privilege. Nowadays success manifests in the most various ways, because survival until the age of sexual maturity is almost guaranteed and the goals of people vary. You could say we skirt evolution. If we still want to thrive it seems a good idea to apply some fundamental principles from the "survival of the fittest" days. One is use it or lose it. The human body starts to break down muscle tissue even after days of inactivity. Muscles are great, right? Nevertheless evolution takes its toll. What can you afford to lose?