Definitive Guide: The Primal Blueprint
I enjoyed this article as it put into words a good amount of what I believe. This includes humans evolving a certain way and in order to make the most of that there are certain things we should do. The author categorises these into ten good points:
- Eat lots of animals, insects and plants
- Move around a lot at a slow pace
- Lift heavy things
- Run really fast once in a while
- Get lots of sleep
- Get some sunlight every day
- Avoid trauma
- Avoid poisonous things
- Use your mind
I also enjoyed the viewpoint that as a society we are generally happy to lay the blame on defective genes for developing any number of ailments.
'Hardly a week goes by without a new announcement of the discovery of a so-called “defective” gene that increases someone or some group’s risk of being obese, of getting cancer, of developing type 2 diabetes or arthritis.'
This adds to the argument I have mentioned before in Taking Responsibility:
The increasing lack of personal responsibility is a blight on our society. There are many people who always have an excuse, it is always someone else's fault.
We are built a certain way. Make the most of it. Take responsibility.