In The Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill by rebel leader Morpheus. The red pill represents an uncertain future—it would free him from the enslaving control of the machine-generated dream world and allow him to escape into the real world, but living the “truth of reality” is harsher and more difficult.
On the other hand, the blue pill represents a beautiful prison—it would lead him back to ignorance, living in confined comfort without want or fear within the simulated reality of the Matrix. As described by Morpheus: “You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
Neo chooses the red pill and joins the rebellion.
We take the blue pill when we refuse to accept the responsibility of our human movement systems, our bodies.
We think if we don’t exert ourselves and don’t gain too much weight, we won’t harm anything and we will survive this life relatively unscathed. Blue pill dreamland.
The reality is, our bodies need to be physically stressed and fed properly. If we don’t move, we atrophy.
We are in a war for survival. Pandemic or no pandemic.
When you take the red pill, you accept the realities of life: You understand that your unattended body you will get fat, lazy, disease riddled, bed ridden, unemployed, unattached, and dead.
Taking the red pill will show you the harsh realities of life and why you need to train, not just exercise, to meet its rigors.
The red pill will show you that you are always on the edge of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.
Life can be hell, but the blue pill won’t tell you that. Reality bites.
Disease doesn’t just kill you, it tortures and maims. It devastates families and demolishes dreams.
The blue pill allows you to shrug off early warning signs.
The red pill tells you to get your shit together if you want to remain vital and relevant.
That’s the “truth of reality.”
Choose the red pill. Join the revolution.