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Self Driving Danger

Have you noticed yourself being more and more on autopilot?  I have.  It’s like, if I’m not careful, I can go through an entire day without really thinking about anything.

Some examples:

My watch buzzes, reminding me to stand, move, even breathe!

I hop in the car, my phone guides me, turn-by-turn, to where I wanna go.  And the car?  Pretty much drives itself.  I mean, I can’t even change lanes without the seat shakin’ my right or left ass cheek, like: “You sure bro?”  Seriously.  Driving today requires almost no thought whatsoever.

What else?

Google knows what I wanna search for before I do.

Amazon tells me what I wanna buy.

Netflix shows me what I’d enjoy watching the most.

I refresh Facebook ad stats compulsively, without evaluating what the numbers mean.

I scroll through my favorite websites, barely noticing pictures and headlines – let alone reading the articles – and I have no idea why.  It’s not like I’m retaining anything.

At night, I’ll polish off an entire family-sized bag of those thin pretzels, along with a family-sized tub of Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus… and wash it down with two Blue Moons, poured into a tall, slender glass – and don’t forget the orange slice – and I’ll do this… just cuz.  Then wake up the next morning wonderin’ why it’s so hard to have abs.

I could go on and on.

My point is this:

The above is what my days will look like if I don’t snap out of the trance and actually use my brain and think about what I’m doing and why, and what the effects might be.

Operating on autopilot is dangerous.

As life gets easier because of the internet and tech and f*cking Uber Eats, it gets harder to achieve already-hard stuff.  Like 9% body fat or $900k sittin’ in savings, waiting for Chipotle stock to drop just a lil’… before you make money moves.

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.

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