Our world is super analytic, and If you ask me, I cannot find anything bad about it. Once upon a time things were much simpler but that didn’t really help anybody. Every problem in ones eyes from myopia to glaucoma those days was just “you can’t see”. Even pendicitis was treated as most of other illnesses and aches, with some rest and worm baths (although in the exact case it was almost lethal as a treatment).
The brightest example of our super analytic modern civilization and the mecca of differentiation is the supermarket or the drug store.
Tens or hundreds of products with slight differences co-exist, directed to the exact customer. It’s like talking about one to one marketing with the segments being shrunk to the unit, the individual.
Let’s take fitness as an example.
Even concerning breakfast there are different options for people who are going to practice light, medium or heavy exercise afterwards.
When it comes to the specific exercise there is exact equipment, supplements and apparel to use in every different phase as pre workout (read more about pre workouts), workout and post work out.
Then, the meal and the supper follow the same rule. So do the recuperation methods and substances.
Take into account that al these combinations are different if we are talking about different sex/age/condition/height etc
What’s more to consider is that before a century ago, fitness was a privilege of just a bunch of people, the aristocracy, who were the only in fact who could afford following a nutritional and training program.
The massive character of sports today and the technological advance of micro computers and adequate software has created an environment where even the most humble of us can train in a level superior to the one directed to that aristocracy.
Personal data analysis can turn a band (watch) to a first class personal trainer, doctor, physiotherapist etc
Only an emperor could assemble such a team around him 500 years ago…
I find our full of options super analytic world an incredible place where we can chase even our most extreme interests in a professional level and depth and that’s simply amazing.
I believe that our lives today can experiment with a plethora of meanings and pursuits. We only have to realize it.