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The CNN Article that Frightened Me and Got Me Thinking

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  1. topakins

    topakins Junior Member

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    Last week, I came across a CNN health article which goes like this: "Sedentary Life Will Kill You Even if you exercise" (I can't remember exactly how it was put).


    The writer talked about how the sedentary lives we live nowadays are causing huge increase in the occurence of terminal diseases.


    The article went so far as to say that even if you exercise regularly but still spend the major part of your waking hours sitting down, especially in front of a computer, you are at risk of contracting a major illness that might put end to your life soon i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart-related diseases, etc.


    What has this got to do with me, or the Black Hat World?


    Ever since I was introduced to the internet I've been fascinated by the idea that I could make money into my bank account while I sleep. The thought of living the kind of life I want just by working on my computer in the comfort of my home appealed to me very much.


    Since then I've worked tirelessly, looking for that Holy Grail. Five years on I've not found it.


    I still work hard at it, trying all kinds of method to make real money online: methods I found on this forum and from other IM forums. I work day and night. Sometimes spending several hours on my PC and when I go to bed, my cell phone replaced the PC.


    I make money sometimes but many times I lose money.


    But that CNN article jolted me back to life. Wait, what's the point of making $1,000 into your paypal account every week and then being told you only have 6 months to live?


    I need to re-organize my life. I won't abandon IM (the potential is too much) but I need to spend more time with my family and on those things that matter.


    And for many of you in my shoes (since only a few of those in IM actually make real money) I ask you that question again: What's the point of making good money then spending the rest of your short life with an incurable disease?


    Let me leave you with a tip from the article, for like every hour of work you do on the computer, take a break or walk for 30 mins. Sedentary life kills.


    Thank you.


    NB: Anyone who read the CNN article too can help paste the link.
     
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    Lermontov Registered Member

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    Hmm. Too much of a thing is bad. It's all about balancing ones life.
     
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    You could get shot tomorrow. If you're going to spend your life in fear of dying, there's no point even living at all. Obviously it's good to take precautions against dying unnecessarily, but don't become paranoid against stupid stuff like poisonous bread (http://drlwilson.com/Articles/BREAD.htm). May as well stand in a bubble and eat applesauce through a drip.
     
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    In my previous company, my team lead always go out and take short 15-minute walk to release stress every now and then (we develop ERP systems).
    He said it worked really well that he stopped going for smoke breaks altogether.
     
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    You have to find balance in your life. You don't necessarily have to work late at night, you can sleep early and do the work in the morning. You need to have a schedule for everything. You should take regular breaks and all that. About diseases, you can get them even if you leave IM. :p
     
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    Thanks, man. That is it.