Especially nowadays, people don’t want to assert moral superiority over other people, so instead they assert physical superiority. But I think also that’s a proxy for asserting their moral superiority. Saying that I’m living a healthier life is the only courteous way left of saying I’m living a better life.
Terrible article title, but a really terrific interview with a thoughtful author. I particularly liked the discussions of FitBits as a placeholder for actual mindfulness.