Would you pop a pill that cost 25% of your salary to get a perfect physique?

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    May 09, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    If there is a pill that will give you the perfect physique in all aspect (whatever you consider "perfect", from body fat to body hair, from pec size to dick size, from bubble butt to six-pack, from Ghandi to Schwarzenegger), but it will cost you a quarter of your salary (or disposable income) to maintain. Would you pop it? Yes, that mean you don't have to work out, can eat whatever, and still turns heads at the beach..

    Be realistic; if you are already living on a shoestring budget, it will mean that you will be sacrificng some nights out, may be your daily coffee, or a second car, or a dream vacation, or a smaller house/apartment, whatever it is.

    Think of an answer first, before reading the limitations below.

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    Magic pill limitations:
    1. The pill will only give you a perfect physical body, but not strength, or flexibility, or agility.
    2. You don't gain athletic abilities with the pill. So no, it doesn't turn you into a C. Ronaldo.
    3. You don't gain any sexual skills, libido, or endurance with the pill either. So no, it doesn't turn you into a Michael Lucas either, but it can give you "the tool".
    4. The pill will not enhance you health,
    5. Your face would still look the same, you won't look any more or less handsome, nor younger or older.
    6. You don't get to try out different bodies, once you have determined an ideal, that's it, you are stuck with the perfect body, unless you stop taking the pill.
    7. You return to your normal state, as soon as you stop consuming the pill. Your normal state is what you would have looked if you've never taken the pill.
    8. Whatever you are making, it will cost you 25%. If you are making $4 mil a year, it will cost you a million for the pill, etc.

    Now, would you still want it?
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    May 09, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    Yep.

    You sold me at the "eat whatever you want" part.
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    May 09, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    No. There is no perfect physique.
    What your goal is now is probably not what you thought you wanted 5 or 10 years ago. It may not be what you want to be in 10 years from now.

    Second, what's the point in looking a certain way if it won't help me with the physical activities I like. Having useless muscles would be a liability in rockclimbing.

    Third, with no health gains, the pill won't make a positive effect on quality of life. In fact, if you're looking the way you want to look but can eat whatever you want, you'll probably eat really unhealthy food just because you can. So the pill might actually shorten your life through high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. So all it will do is enable you to leave a good-looking corpse, except that you won't. Once you're dead you can't pay for the pill and you'll body will revert from the perfect physique.
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    May 09, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    I'm already taking it. Can't you tell??

    No?!?!

    Damn. I know I shouldn't have settled for the 1/10-income version. icon_confused.gif
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    May 09, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    uberick said
    Magic pill limitations:
    1. The pill will only give you a perfect physical body, but not strength, or flexibility, or agility.
    2. You don't gain athletic abilities with the pill. So no, it doesn't turn you into a C. Ronaldo.
    3. You don't gain any sexual skills, libido, or endurance with the pill either. So no, it doesn't turn you into a Michael Lucas either, but it can give you "the tool".
    4. The pill will not enhance you health,

    5. Your face would still look the same, you won't look any more or less handsome, nor younger or older.
    6. You don't get to try out different bodies, once you have determined an ideal, that's it, you are stuck with the perfect body, unless you stop taking the pill.
    7. You return to your normal state, as soon as you stop consuming the pill. Your normal state is what you would have looked if you've never taken the pill.
    8. Whatever you are making, it will cost you 25%. If you are making $4 mil a year, it will cost you a million for the pill, etc.

    Now, would you still want it?


    If those are the rules, nope...wouldn't take it
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    May 09, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidYep.

    You sold me at the "eat whatever you want" part.


    Ditto! I would save $39 a month at least on my gym membership. And healthy food is expensive. I am totally down haha
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    May 09, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    wildtype87 said
    uberick said
    Magic pill limitations:
    1. The pill will only give you a perfect physical body, but not strength, or flexibility, or agility.
    2. You don't gain athletic abilities with the pill. So no, it doesn't turn you into a C. Ronaldo.
    3. You don't gain any sexual skills, libido, or endurance with the pill either. So no, it doesn't turn you into a Michael Lucas either, but it can give you "the tool".
    4. The pill will not enhance you health,

    5. Your face would still look the same, you won't look any more or less handsome, nor younger or older.
    6. You don't get to try out different bodies, once you have determined an ideal, that's it, you are stuck with the perfect body, unless you stop taking the pill.
    7. You return to your normal state, as soon as you stop consuming the pill. Your normal state is what you would have looked if you've never taken the pill.
    8. Whatever you are making, it will cost you 25%. If you are making $4 mil a year, it will cost you a million for the pill, etc.

    Now, would you still want it?


    If those are the rules, nope...wouldn't take it


    On second thought...If I took the pill AND still worked on my strength, agility, flexibility, and athletic skills, while living a healthy lifestyle anyway...I'd have (my) perfect physique AND have the athletic benefits to boot. I change my mind...my answer is yes. icon_cool.gif
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    May 09, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    if it would give me a full head of hair as well, sure
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    May 09, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    Is this a spin on limitless?
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    May 09, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Nope. 25% of my salary is already being diverted to my label...I would love to have the bod, but I do want the endurance and strength associated to it...SO I guess its good old fashion working out...icon_neutral.gif
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    May 09, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    Ummm where do I sign? I'll take a carton full of pills please icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    wildtype87 said
    wildtype87 said
    uberick said
    Magic pill limitations:
    1. The pill will only give you a perfect physical body, but not strength, or flexibility, or agility.
    2. You don't gain athletic abilities with the pill. So no, it doesn't turn you into a C. Ronaldo.
    3. You don't gain any sexual skills, libido, or endurance with the pill either. So no, it doesn't turn you into a Michael Lucas either, but it can give you "the tool".
    4. The pill will not enhance you health,

    5. Your face would still look the same, you won't look any more or less handsome, nor younger or older.
    6. You don't get to try out different bodies, once you have determined an ideal, that's it, you are stuck with the perfect body, unless you stop taking the pill.
    7. You return to your normal state, as soon as you stop consuming the pill. Your normal state is what you would have looked if you've never taken the pill.
    8. Whatever you are making, it will cost you 25%. If you are making $4 mil a year, it will cost you a million for the pill, etc.

    Now, would you still want it?


    If those are the rules, nope...wouldn't take it


    On second thought...If I took the pill AND still worked on my strength, agility, flexibility, and athletic skills, while living a healthy lifestyle anyway...I'd have (my) perfect physique AND have the athletic benefits to boot. I change my mind...my answer is yes. icon_cool.gif


    I don't know...if you were taking the pill, you might want to hold off on the working out. I mean, you could do all that work, and then if you suddenly don't have the money for it, you revert back to what you were before you took the pill???

    You don't even get to keep the physical progress you made while you were taking the pill. ;)
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    May 09, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    TrentGrad said

    I don't know...if you were taking the pill, you might want to hold off on the working out. I mean, you could do all that work, and then if you suddenly don't have the money for it, you revert back to what you were before you took the pill???

    You don't even get to keep the physical progress you made while you were taking the pill. ;)


    I think the kindergarten reasoning would be that the pill effects would be like a "mask" over your "real" body, so if you take the pill and you're working out, when you stop taking the pill you'll have the body you would have earned with the amount of working out you were doing.

    The only exception is if you were eating a ton of crap food while on the pill. If you stop taking the pill you don't like, become fat and stuff. I love second grade reasoning!
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    May 09, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    TrentGrad said

    I don't know...if you were taking the pill, you might want to hold off on the working out. I mean, you could do all that work, and then if you suddenly don't have the money for it, you revert back to what you were before you took the pill???

    You don't even get to keep the physical progress you made while you were taking the pill. ;)



    Since I am the OP, I get to make up the "rules". It is implied by item #7, that your body will still progress the way you treat it, but the physique will only be visible once you are off the pill. You still get all the non-visible benefits or working out, like more physical strength, reduced stress, happy mood, etc.
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    May 09, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidPlease put me on auto-ship! I'd love to be able to eat and drink anything I feel like as my brother does without going downhill like so many straight married men do.... Meh,, it's only money. I think many men are already spending some $buck$ monthly to try and eat right right and take better care of themselves than most. Besides, I'd love to have that extra time back!


    I will gladly register you icon_lol.gif. In the meantime, you can start sending a quarter of your salary my way.

    I arbitrarily used 25% as I think many men with killer bodies are already spending that much in money (for buying food and supplements, gym membership, training equipment or trainer) and in time (for working out), etc. to create that physique.
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    May 09, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    Yes, it's called the gym and grocery shopping. icon_mad.gif
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    May 09, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    uberick said


    Since I am the OP, I get to make up the "rules".


    Yeah well...I'm gonna make my own magic pill...and sell it cheaper!

    MAGIC ARIO PILL, ONLY 15 20% OF YOUR ANNUAL INCOME.
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    May 09, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    Sure, since I don't have a salary that means they'd be cheap as fuck.
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    May 09, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    uberick saidWould you pop a pill that cost 25% of your salary to get a perfect physique?
    Yes, and I already do...it's called Whole Foods and workout equipment.
    And if I stop doing that, I'll get fat again.
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    May 09, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    No. I wouldn't because even if I got what the pill promises, I could more than likely find some excuse as to why I would still be dateless and/or sexless. That is IF I bought into all this crap about obtaining the perfect house, car, body, boyfriend, job, etc... Perfection is fleeting and never lasts....No.