I ran into an old football coach of mine couple days ago, we talked about everything football from Xâ€™S and Oâ€™s to modern-day kids. He said something that stuck in my head, when he referred to this as the â€œinstant coffee generationâ€ and that no one wants to work for anything anymore. They just want everything handed to them. I thought heâ€™s right, just take a look around.
People use to save up to buy things. Not us we just pop open another store account. The average 9-5 Joe wants to lose weight, but I donâ€™t want take the time working out over the next six months loosing twenty pounds. He will just take the fat loss pill. Athletes say they want to get bigger, stronger and faster, can I just take the newest Megatron 5000 performance supplement. So never mind that interest rates will beat you over the head, or you didnâ€™t gain 20 pounds of fat in two weeks so why would you be able to lose it that fast, and for athletes looking for that magic supplement. Legendary Strength Coach Dr Tudor Bompa said it best â€œflexibility improves day-to-day, strength week to week, speed month to month and work capacity year to year.
Society has lost the enjoyment of the struggle, the little day-to-day, week to week, month to month, year to year improvements. Remember back to when you were a kid, and there was that one thing that you wanted to conquer, for example, that neighborhood basketball goal. You would keep jumping and whiffing at that rim, day after day. In till one day you grazed the net. Then one day you finally grabbed the rim, and you were so happy that you ran to tell anyone that would listen.
Activities like this were once measuring sticks that we lived by, now kids measuring sticks are how many Twitter friends they have or have many kills they had on Call of Duty.