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Old July 23rd, 2017, 04:03 AM   #41

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When I read the title of the thread my first thoughts were of Popeye's friend.

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Old July 23rd, 2017, 05:23 AM   #42

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Old July 23rd, 2017, 05:51 AM   #43

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The overwhelming majority of modern humans are inferior in everyway to ancient man.
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Old July 24th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #45

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We mostly lead sedentary lifestyle today; most of us need exercises because our jobs are no longer physically demanding.
No matter how we train, we will not have 100,000 horsepower; let's leave this to robots.
Quite contrary to the past, the poor in North America has higher rate of obesity; eating balanced, nutritious meals are harder than consuming empty calories.
I refuse to be a brackish water fish, which is 汽水鱼 in Chinese, and it can be translated as pop drink fish.
I don't think people back then were healthier though. They died from things that we can easily treat, and their sanitary conditions weren't as good. Many medieval towns/cities had no sewage systems, and they suffered from plagues, cholera, etc.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 10:24 PM   #46

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I don't think people back then were healthier though. They died from things that we can easily treat, and their sanitary conditions weren't as good. Many medieval towns/cities had no sewage systems, and they suffered from plagues, cholera, etc.
I started a thread about the nostalgia trap.
Currently, the younger generations may not choose jobs in jewelry and timepiece repairs; then, do robots do more precise works on these than humans?
We often talk of less skilled, diligent, and dedicated younger people.
With so many progresses to cherish, should we look at improving our current condition than bashing?
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I started a thread about the nostalgia trap.
Currently, the younger generations may not choose jobs in jewelry and timepiece repairs; then, do robots do more precise works on these than humans?
We often talk of less skilled, diligent, and dedicated younger people.
With so many progresses to cherish, should we look at improving our current condition than bashing?
Personally, I don't think technological progress equals progress in general.

Life becomes easier, people become older, but these things are relative. Even today people commit suicide because they think they have a hard life! It's the equivalent of a dog chasing it's tail, and to what end? It doesn't make us happier, nor does it make us healthier (we're using artifical means). The only purpose is to cope with a primal fear of death and to satiate a primal desire for comfort.
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It depends from person to person.

Modern athletes are way superior to anyone in the past.

I mean take a look at modern boxing heavyweights like Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Both of them 198cm (6'6'') monsters weighing over 240lbs while being agile, fast and athletic and have the cardio required for fighting.

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You won't find people like that anywhere in the past.

That's what modern training, nutrition and supplements do.

Like I said, it depends from person to person but in the modern society you have all the possibilities to be much bigger and stronger than people in the past.
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It depends from person to person.

Modern athletes are way superior to anyone in the past.

I mean take a look at modern boxing heavyweights like Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Both of them 198cm (6'6'') monsters weighing over 240lbs while being agile, fast and athletic and have the cardio required for fighting.

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You won't find people like that anywhere in the past.

That's what modern training, nutrition and supplements do.

Like I said, it depends from person to person but in the modern society you have all the possibilities to be much bigger and stronger than people in the past.
We still have the longevity and fitness vs the maximum strength and fitness during the prime.
These people are great during their athletic prime; should we study if their lifespan and long-term fitness are compromised?
We are often talking about the digitally obsessed people who wear headsets when they exercise (or some people who do not even exercise much.)
For a common person, being fitter in their 40s than their 20s or teenage years is possible.
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