The human pursuit to make life as effortless as possible, has deemed the human body as the equivalent of a utilitarian piece of junk. What once was building railroads and large ocean liners to improve transportation, we now start our cars at the push of a button. When our families needed food we plowed fields, shoveled dirt and grew it ourselves. Now, we simply go to the grocery store and have our pick of thousands of items. Communication had many moving parts for it to be successful which took time and now it is at the click of a button or the split second of a call. We’re industrializing ourselves to the point where the human body will not have any function, but to direct the technology it has created.
Since the industrial revolution our role as humans has to make life as easy as possible. We’ve created new forms of transportation, communication and agriculture that have made our lives full of instant gratification, stripping it of the once needed hard work. Instead of necessary and beneficial hard work we now result to spending time and money towards a gym membership. What once was hard work in order to get the necessities of life taken care of, is now lifting heavy weights and putting them right back down where we found them and running on treadmills while staying in the exact place we’ve started. Healthy hard work is so scarce that we do essentially useless tasks in order to get our necessary activity.