by Matt Weik
Enough is enough and it's time someone talks about the nonsense that is being spread online and on social media. If you have a problem with the latest peloton ad, which has sparked some controversy, you are in exactly the right mood for what is wrong with the Americans and our society today. There are a lot of assumptions that go into the comments, and while we should not "accept" anything, people seem to form their opinions based on their own situation and circumstances. Let me explain.
Nobody cares that you are upset
The peloton advertisement shows how a woman fetches a peloton bike at Christmas. She shows her excitement and you watch her begin her journey. Do you know if she asked for the peloton bike? No you do not. So stop assuming he got it for vanity reasons. You realize that there are people who actually care about their health, right? Now turn off your bowl of ice and watch for it.
Nobody cares about your feelings. No other person than you. The fact that someone feels offended by this peloton display shows more about YOU than anything else. Why are you so triggered? Because the idea of getting in shape is almost impossible for you because you are lazy and complacent?
People walk around this nation without worrying about their health. The woman in this ad clearly cares about her health and this is YOUR journey, not yours. So again, why are you triggered? The end of the peloton display shows her and her husband sitting down and witnessing their own testimony of what the peloton bike has done for them. She explains that she never thought that the bike would mean so much to her and how it changed her. That sounds like a success story to me. Why do so many people hate this?
I have an idea because it promotes good health and with a little work and support you can achieve things you never thought possible. She got up early in the morning to jump on a bike and take a course – even if she did not want to get out of bed. The ad shows how much she enjoys fitness and experience with the peloton bike.
We have a bigger problem than this peloton display
More importantly, the shadow cast on peloton is our total disregard for health in this nation. I do not care how tall you are when you're happy with your skin and I can only help those who really need help. However, if you are part of the obesity statistics, you have a real problem – a health problem. Basically, you are a ticking time bomb for illness and illness.
As a society, we have created the norm that it is okay and acceptable to be overweight and obese. And we have arrived there by allowing safe spaces and safety blankets in which, if you question or offend anyone in any way, you can just as well get tarred and feathered. As a nation, we are more lazy than ever, and the weight around our midst gets out of control.
What people do not realize is that there are far more serious consequences for their lack of activity than Peloton is hurting their feelings. If my wife got me a toolset at Christmas, does that mean that I should be offended, that she expects me to fix things in the house now? OH MY GOD! How dare she! Perhaps the peloton display also states that I want to be able to fix things in-house without the tools to do so, causing my wife to surprise me with the gift of a toolkit? Has anyone ever thought about it?
Then you have the people who want to shake their fist at the peloton ad because it appeals to a wealthy demographic group. Is this annoying when they see a commercial on TV, but know that they will never have the money to buy the vehicle in advertising? Nope. However, since this has to do with health, fitness and her mind, body image and vanity, feelings are suddenly hurt and she runs to her smartphone to post on social media.
People are too sensitive these days. They want to let off steam with envy and jealousy. They do not want people to point out their mistakes because they are insecure. Instead, they would rather say that someone is a bully than face his actual reality and situation.
Listen, if you do not enjoy something in your life instead of crawling into your safe room, do something about it and make a change. You always have the opportunity to say enough is enough to get active. This is where the people fail. No one wants to take action that he knows should be taken to improve his life and health.
Enough is enough about this peloton display. If someone had given me a peloton bike, I probably would have kissed him. I would not look at them as if they were "trying to tell me something" or as if I was using a peloton bike to show how wealthy I am. That's ridiculous. Stop poking things that are not there. You blow all this peloton display disproportionately. They do not try to offend anyone in their ad. They also do not try to exclude a specific population group. Get your box of handkerchiefs. Clean your nose and wipe away tears. Put on your pants for big boys or girls and keep going.