I’m somewhat obsessed with physical fitness right now. As a father of two kids, I want to be fit enough to play with them and live long enough to see them become independent adults. However, I do wonder whether being obsessed about fitness is healthy. Could the fittest people actually have the lowest self-esteem?
Just yesterday I thought, “What’s the point of being thin if I don’t have four pack abs?” And then I started thinking what kind of person thinks about these types of questions? Pretty unproductive and pointless if you ask me.
I’ve come to the conclusion that those with the highest self-esteem are some of the least fit and most indebted people on Earth.
Meanwhile, the fittest people who are constantly thinking about their looks, and who are always at the gym exercising and pumping iron have the lowest self-esteem. They are constantly checking themselves in the mirror to admire their physiques, even though they already know they look fine.
Kind of ironic right?
Think about the extreme case of anorexia. Despite being thinner than the average person, the person who is inflicted with this disease doesn’t have the self-esteem to recognize their own beauty and stop punishing themselves.
Now think about the morbidly obese person. Is this also a disease as well? The person doesn’t really care what you think of him or her.