Ashton Kutcher has long-term motivation pushing him to stay fit. In the January issue of Men’s Fitness, Kutcher explained that he exercises mainly for the “end of days.” This is so that he’s able to care for his family when the world goes to sh*t:
“It won’t take very much, I’m telling you. It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone. You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle. People don’t have maps anymore. People use their iPhones or GPS systems, so if there’s no electricity, nobody has maps. People are going to go, ‘That land’s not yours, prove that it’s yours,’ and the only thing you have to prove it’s yours is on an electric file.”
He may sound crazy, but Kutcher assured his fans via Twitter that his quotes were taken out of context. The question asked of him was “What motivates you to work out?” and Kutcher answered by stating that he stays fit to save his family should the world just cave in on itself. I’d say Kutcher was pretty clear on his motivations and that nothing was really taken out of context. What I took away from this excerpt is that Kutcher doesn’t think reliance on electricity and technology will prepare us for events that force us to survive. Fair enough.
Listen, it’s always good to be prepared. And fit, for that matter.