I read that a French backpacker managed to impregnate 700 women in Africa in his most recent adventure.
If the world only allows rogues to make it big, then why not become a rogue?
Living a life as a modern day pirate is certainly more fun than clickety-clacking on a keyboard 8 hours a day before you are outsourced and forced to live on disability with roommates, until you off yourself - which is apparently the course society wants us to follow.
You could always vacation in a different Asian country each year, impregnate a local woman, and then never speak to her again after you leave except to request money from her. Better to leave a trail of destruction in your wake than to slave away for people who can barely conceal their contempt for you (by which I mean Mitt Romney).
The issue with modern society isn't that a lot of people fritter away their lives; it's that people who at least in theory have the intelligence to be self-aware do so over what are essentially brain-worms designed to sell toys. It would be like someone born in the 80s spending their life preserving and upscaling episodes of Mighty Max or collecting toys found in Captain Crunch boxes. It's not just that you're colonized by ideas that aren't your own; those ideas exist only to turn you into an automaton (or reflex machine) of materialistic consumption.
You should never do something which in harms you more than you benefit from it; working for a soulless corporation to produce digital heroin is one such thing.
While there's always something going wrong in the world, 2020 seems to be only year I know of where it all happens at once... and we still have almost 5 months left! All I need for a Bingo is a nuclear war and a city-destroying meteor strike, cross your fingers.
The most fun I've ever had with an electronic device was mocking journalists on Twitter, so uh make of that what you will. I don't know why but I have a hard time reading these days too.
Getting in shape is actually pretty simple, it just requires consistency. Do 2 total body workouts a week, or 2 upper body and 2 lower body workouts. Do core/abs with each workout. It will take you at least 4 months, with only a week or two off when you get injured, to see results but it feels wonderful once you make it.
If you want to build mass, do 8 to 15 reps. If you want to build strength, do 4 to 8 reps. I always do 5 sets. I do a thing where I increase the reps by 2 or 3 each week until I do 15, then I increase the weight and reduce the reps to the least I can do, which is always at least 4. I haven't plateaued yet, and I've been going at it for 8 months. Granted I started with very little weight and care only about making the numbers go up, so I haven't hit my maximums yet and probably won't for another 8 months. Don't try to lift big numbers at first, start small and build strength and mass first. Make sure you eat enough too, drink water, get enough sleep, and have good nutrition.
I try to do 2 exercises per muscle group. It's important to get a good mix of compound (multiple joint/muscle-groups) and isolation (single joint) lifts. Here's my routine. You can do it all with the equipment below.
Row (bend over at the waist, keep your back straight, and row)
Overhead Press (standing up is safer, oddly enough)
Curls 1/2/3 (vary the type each workout)
Reverse Neck Curls
Pull Ups (until exhaustion)
Push Ups (until exhaustion)
Hex Bar Deadlift
Sprints (until exhaustion; uphill for more intensity when they become easy)
Good equipment doesn't necessarily cost a lot. I have a pair of olympic (~1.5" diameter) dumbbell handles I made from pipe sections from a plumbing supply store. It works fine, my roommate bench pressed 250 lbs with it, no problem.. I have four each of 25, 10, 5, 2.5, 1.25, and 0.75 pound plates, which lets me lift up to I think 300 lbs total. I have 4 collar clamps to keep the weights from falling off, they work perfectly. I made a flat bench, an adjustable sit-up bench, a head harness for neck curls, I bought a hex bar for deadlifts, and I made a deadlifting platform out of 3/4" plywood and horse stall liners.
I am scared of squatting and prefer leg press, but I'm not going to buy a leg press machine and eight 45 lb plates when I live in an apartment and am planning to move into a house in the next year.
Going to the gym and waiting on other people sucks, I definitely recommend putting together a home gym if you have the money for plates and the room.