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Print Loading When the SXSW Interactive conference begins later this week, it could look very different from previous tech gatherings. Its liberation methodology was especially viable for professionals with highly specialized skill, like IT geeks, who ate it up. Now, with Body, that same Silicon Valley crowd gets a particularly tech-oriented take he packs the book with software tips on every aspect of physical self-care, ranging from exercise to diet to sleep. And more. Not just for geeks, but for anybody. I reviewed this plan with Dr.
Ferriss is far from alone in his effort to extend a self-helping hand to multitudes who are desperately seeking salves to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
Where is the shortcut to wisdom? Describing his personal struggle with turning 40 and attempting to define his midlife goals and values, Ferriss says he became overwhelmed by his growing list of queries with no simple answers.
More specifically, what if I asked plus brilliant people the very questions I want to answer for myself? So Ferriss drew up 11 basic questions and a list of dream people to which to pose them, then compiled the results into this volume.
But to really get the benefit of collected wisdom, you need to sit down and read the entire book—and spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what the answers mean.
Just like you would in real life.
Ferriss is only partially willing to admit that here, writing: To keep marching forward in the meanwhile, humans yours truly included need short-term rewards. In this book, I accomplish that with questions that provide tangible, easy, and often fun answers—Scooby snacks for your hard-working soul.
To get the heavier lifting done, these breathers are important. When should the heavier lifting actually get done, though?
Binge eating is by its nature an out of control act. Ferriss, then, is recommending controlled bouts of being out of control.
But how many of us really have the discipline or money to as he advises throw out all the junk food that remains uneaten at the end of our weekly day of madness?
Next, I looked into his recommendations for exercise and muscle gain.
I talked with an old friend, Dr. Could I leap tall buildings on the strength six cat naps? But we need sleep the way we need oxygen and food. There are no shortcuts. Would you want to get on a plane if you knew the pilot only got two hours of sleep a night?
Glibness aside, the popularity of the Ferriss book has me concerned at a deeper level. To the extent that Ferriss helps the geek crowd discover, and even take an interest in, the below-the-neck parts of their body, that seems like a good and helpful thing.
Yet how helpful is it to encourage geeks to take an interest in their bodies if the process involves using self-loathing as a motivation by looking at unflattering photos of yourself naked or focuses on achieving the waist-to-hip ratio that makes you most attractive to the opposite sex?
By focusing so much on how his recommendations can manifest as external attractiveness — and barely mentioning the psychological benefits of self-care, like the seratonin boost you get from exercise — Ferriss encourages the geek world to embrace surface-level judgements.