Technology and Epistemology: Television is the Enemy of Fitness!


Hi! Folks,

It is a fact that television is an anathema to me! I developed this severe antipathy about 25 years ago, and it has been growing ever since. I now see televisions everywhere I go, and where do we need them least? In restaurants and gyms. In restaurants they interfere with normal conversation, impairing communication, and for me the enjoyment of dining out. In the gym it is worse. The whole point of working out, in my opinion, is to become more in touch with your body. How can you do that if you are not even listening to your body? Enough said! Not enough read, however. I strongly recommend an interesting little book, Amusing Ourselves to Death

which is essentially a fascinating philosophical treatise on the interrelations between technology and epistemology, and not an indictment of television as the latest cover implies. Take a look. Well worth a read! It would appear that Ray Bradbury got it right in Fahrenheit 451!

When you train, train, don’t read or watch television, please!

-k @FitOldDog


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.