What if, as Taleb puts it, “Just as spending a month in bed . . . leads to muscle atrophy, complex systems are weakened, even killed, when deprived of stressors.”
I have experienced this very thing over the last 7 days. While building a set for the school play, someone “shared” their cold with me.
Rather than continue going to the gym, I stayed home and watched Hulu.
The result? I am still sick.
Tomorrow, I will go to the gym.