What am I exercising exactly?

I have this six day a week yoga resolution.  And I NEVER feel like doing it.  It’s an act of will to force it on myself (almost) every day.  Makes me wonder, is the resolution about exercise, or about getting used to forcing myself to do something I’m really not in the mood for?

Another thought – what does it mean to be conservative?  Is it conservative according to the people you know, or conservative according to some absolute measure, literal, like conserving wealth so it never decreases.  Adjusting your life so your net worth is ever increasing, and there’s a certain age where you don’t have to work but you have enough wealth to not be a burden on others.  If it’s the former, then all you have to do is be less wasteful than the people around you, but that doesn’t guarantee you any fixed future.

verb (used with object), conserved, conserving.

1. to prevent injury, decay, waste, or loss of: Conserve your strength for the race.

2. to use or manage (natural resources) wisely; preserve; save: Conserve the woodlands.

That’s the definition of conserve.

1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.
That’s conservative.  Interesting that conservatives are so anti-environment when part of the definition is about preserving what is existing.
It’s also interesting that it banks on tradition.  Would a conservative hippy simply look like the hippies of the 1960s?  Or do you have to resemble the Amish to be conservative?

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