Wednesday 25 April 2012Posted: April 25, 2012
Let there be a soft smile on your face, Let your speech be truthful and pleasant, Let there be restraint in emotions, in indulgence; Let there not be excesses anywhere-
**Not very often do we feel compelled to preface a post, well today is a bit different. Our opinion today is wide-ranging and all over the place (for a reason) it’s up to you dear peep reading in your jammies on this fine morning to decide where you want to take this discussion today. So without further ado we present you this monstrosity!**
Today’s sign of the Apocalypse: A Night With the World’s Most Hated Bands
Does it seem that our society has made a gentleman’s agreement in regards to “stuff” that we should know? And the means in which this information is delivered is based on facts not knowledge: “You should eat a LvL 5 Vegan diet to run faster.” Why? “Well, it helped me so why would it not help you?” I don’t know? “Well Nickleback is the best band ever!” OK,please explain why that is so?
The reason we have a salacious love affair with facts is due to how easy they are to get (iThingy) and also how easy they are to test. “Great Little Bobby you scored 8 out of 10 on your Fitness Trainer Cert.” …Feel empowered to spread your wealth of facts and not true knowledge.”. This is not something that is new and if you happened to grow up in good ole ‘Merica? Our education system is entirely built on facts and committing to memory important dates in history (for the most part). Don’t believe us? Ask a ‘Merican if a Kit Kat is a cookie or a biscuit? The answer you will get is that it is a candy bar, fact! Period, argument over. Look here it even says so on wiki-i-know-nothing!!! Now ask this same question to someone who lives of the glimmering side of the pond? Pour a nice cup of PG Tips and prepare to debate Kit Kat’s!!!
End of Act One
We’ll leave this here to cheer you up a bit…
From where we sit (in a plush purple love sac) being educated means being able to understand the question presented and thoroughly knowing enough relevant information to make a reasoned argument. It’s in making a reasoned argument, not facts, this is our key message today. What ever happened to learning to think and express ones thoughts in a persuasive way?
What is the currency of learning? What are some of the tangible’s? Is it preparing oneself to be wrong?
Truth be told it isn’t what you know but how you come to know it that matters to us most. Our society has forced us from an early age to memorize facts and useless information that clutter up our minds (pick up any issue of Runners World as an example). Your ability to articulate facts may be useful for passing tests in your life, impressing your friends during your conversation about Glee last night…When all is said and done? What do you do after you have exhausted your vast knowledge of facts?
The brighter, more serious students were the least desirous of grades, possibly because they were more interested in the subject matter of the course, whereas the dull or lazy students were the most desirous of grades, possibly because grades told them if they were getting by.
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Brought to you today by the: “Whoa, have not done this is in like 30+ years” department here at CultFit HQ.
Gather up the kids, neighbors, spouse, pets and anyone else who wants to have fun and…
Play around with Cart-Wheels and One Legged Squats while the little ones play. Followed by:
Freeze Tag until the sun goes down, or up…or if if its up all the time? 30 minutes or so?
Young at heart get tagged: 25 Perfect Push Ups
Kids get tagged: 25 jumping Jacks
BREAKING NEWS!!! Working out does not need to be tedious and dreadful! Leave that to reality TV!!!
Jump in peeps and fire away with the comments! YOUR comments and sense of community here facilitate a sharing of ideas…Hmm, not facts. Have a blast and ENJOY!!!