Working out is changing who you are.
You shouldn't change who you are.
Therefore working out is bad.
Change "working out" with virtually anything else, and you have a disturbing idea that has been around for generations. While it certainly has some truth to it, the reason it's problematic is that it fails to address the overarching issue being ignored -- self-improvement (changing for the better).
We're told diets will make us look like models and they don't. We're told running will give us great legs and it doesn't. We're told change is easy and it isn't.
It's a cultural system we live in. It seems logical then that if the system doesn't work, it's broken and should be discarded. This results in those that loudly rage against it, yelling that they don't give a f*ck and f*ck modern beauty standards.
However, getting mad doesn't do anything. Blaming others accomplishes nothing. It blinds us to our own faults by placing sole responsibility on society. The problem with this is that it completely negates all of the positives that come with beneficial change. If I want to be stronger, I can either choose to mock society for not seeing my tiny body as "strong" or I can actively work toward building muscle. If I want to be better at a video game, it won't do anything to complain that the matchmaking is busted but it will do everything if I practice.
In short, before you look outward to find a reason for your problems, look inward first. Don't be so wrapped up in yourself that you transform into the very thing you hate. Approach new ideas with an open mind and never be afraid of taking on new challenges.
It's only by testing our mettle that we learn how sturdy it actually is.
Co-host of HeroesForge, founder of Battle to Be Better, gamer, singer and all around happy person.