Is working out/going to the gym a surrogate activity?

Is working out/going to the gym a surrogate activity?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't know what this means but you're gay however i like ted he is cool, cheers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ted is cool
      >Not having read even the first 10 pages or so of his most famous book

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. It helps you accepting the unacceptable conditions. Had you been born 500 years ago, you'd be lean and strong by default. The modern life makes lifting necessary in order to stay in shape. Those who don't push themselves further are bound to become fat slobs. System likes its slaves obese, they're easier to control.

    Bodybuilding just for the sake of vanity is definitely a surrogate activity though.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read his manifesto a month ago, and I haven't stopped thinking about surogate activities ever since. I mean, out of all the ways I distract myself, the gym has some positives. I wonder what I would look and feel like if I was just fit through foraging, hunting, etc... even just having time to wander around aimlessly. Can't do that where I live though. I'm in a flyover state hell-hole where pitbulls are terrorizing the neighborhood. Have to drive to get anywhere peaceful.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure he literally said it was in ISAIF

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. But as surrogate activities go you could do a lot worse.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real question is:
    >Could lifting have saved him?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    from paragraph 84 of Uncle Ted's manifesto:
    a surrogate activity is an activity that is directed toward an artificial goal that the individual pursues for the sake of the “fulfillment” that he gets from pursuing the goal, not because he needs to attain the goal itself. For instance, there is no practical motive for building enormous muscles, hitting a little ball into a hole or acquiring a complete series of postage stamps. Yet many people in our society devote themselves with passion to bodybuilding, golf or stamp-collecting.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ah, I see.
      Uncle Ted is retarded.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ???
        Ted is right, we should get out fitness from hunting animals and fighting each other for dominance, and it should come natural

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >fitness from hunting animals and fighting each other for dominance
          you can already do that, join a fight gym and buy a hunting rifle

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sure but those are also surrogate activities, we don't need those to survive

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Going to the gym is a surrogate activity IF you are going there to work out.

    If you are going to the gym to spread your seed, it is not.

    Depending how you define working out will change if it is a surrogate activity or not.

    It really depends on WHAT is causing you to work out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be strong and fit to attract a potential mate to reproduce and be in good shape to raise the kid.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Working out is a surrogate to killing myself

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, it's a pretty prime example of a surrogate activity. Just about everything you do in your day is a surrogate activity.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ted never specified that he was against surrogate activities did he? I thought that the point was that society was the problem such that you shouldnt be compelled to pursue surrogates in the first place, not that you should avoid them to better your life. modern life is all bs anyways 🙁

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought the whole point was that they're wastes of time

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where did he say that?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Uncle Ted wants you to build muscle pulling tree roots and boulders out of your farmland soil, not building muscle lifting heavy discs.
    Basically, cut out the middle men between you and nature.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well said

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