2013-07-15

Modern Hipster Obsession

today, the super popular Oatmeal comics has this piece: 〔The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances - The Oatmeal By Matthew Inman. @ theoatmeal.com…

it's a long one, some 10 pages in 5 parts.

in the end, he linked to his blog about his toenail falling off. See photo here http://theoatmeal.com/blog/ultramarathon

that's strange and pretty sick to look at. Is toenail problems some sort of common problem for marathon runners?

it's a enjoyable comic, and inspiring. However, if you are like him, it's call pathetic. Running obsession like that as he does is a symptom of psychological problems, just as body builders or gym goers that he dissed.

and, now the Xah American say. In rich countries, such as US, the online hipsters worry about being fat. People do “try-something-new-for-30-days”, people invent foodies, yelp, these hip and well-fed and got-nothing-to-do folks, tries to live a healthy living, wholesome life, tries to help blacks, tries to save the world, tries to not be fat and ugly. But they, ‘tis they, who could not diss with their money, who will not shut up in disagreement, could not help a stranger near by, could not do without their 4-wheel drive luxury trucks, could not put away their fancy devices.

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