Is self-awareness useless?

The Upside of Envy

It might seem petty of me, but for some time now, I have been bellyaching about the graybeards in black tights — those sixty- and seventysomething fitness fanatics crowing about the umpteen miles they log on their high-priced specialty bikes. Riding behind my grimaces, of course, has been a moral judgment — that these upper-middle-aged exercise zealots are clear cases of modern-day self-care gone wild. My verdict is not without a basis, but honestly, I would not be so vexed about these aging supercyclists were it not for the fact that I am rabidly envious of people my age and beyond who can still experience the thrill of pushing their bodies to the red line. ….[READ]