There is an activity that many humans partake in, it's called jogging and is a form of exercise. I'm a former, longtime car owner who has just recently made the drastic adjustment to becoming a 'NON-CAR-OWNER'. Its fucking incredible what an improvement I have felt within myself over the past two months of using strictly my feet or public transit to get around and interact with my new home Halifax. But because i'm on the sidewalks daily i'm now interacting with JOGGERS!
So, why is this worthy of my time to talk about something, that I don't and hope to never take part in?? Well here's the connection I am trying to make, jogging is the most self-centred, publicly aggressive, truly useless activity I see on a day to day basis. And now I get it, health is important, and so is exercise, but it's this idea of waste that makes me wonder....
Instead of jogging, what if all those people picked garbage/litter throughout there daily route? Would the streets still be filled with garbage?
What if they worked on their yard/gardens for the prescribed jogging interval? Would bee's be going extinct?
Could it be possible to get your exercise while commuting to and from your centre of employment?
Or how about, only ever walking to the grocery store instead of driving, and rushing so you could get home to go for 'your' jog??
Ok now I get also that none of my aforementioned options fulfill these peoples' junkie like addiction to adrenaline, so how can we replace those great buzzes?
Here's an idea, as a way to spark adrenaline confront someone in public when you see them stealing, or littering, or projecting hate or anything that seems degrading to other humans and/or our home, planet earth. The rush you get from confronting a total stranger is incredible, hands shake, increased blood flow sets off the euphoria we all crave so much. Trust me, try it out.
Link to Anti Jogging Evidence