The 16th was about a scarcity of possibilities, even for a Medici Princess. This 21st century is about exponential possibilities. Yet for all the abundance of this time, I am troubled by 2 trends: sedentary lifestyles and academic lethargy.
Everything is better, save for our bodies and minds sliding into disuse. Too much of both work and play is now experienced from a chair parked in front of a flat-screen. The university has become too much about the pursuit of a piece of paper, not about a rich, humanist education. And so I offer Izzy's Gym and Medici University, new hopes in a new century for our reinvention, body and soul.