Arnold Schwarzenegger urges his fans not to fall too deep into depression, that is a very dangerous thing. In his written Reddit comment, the Iron Arnie even gave the sound advice to a follower who suffers from depression.
The former Mr Olympia knows very well what the depression could do with people, and when Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked about spleen by his Reddit fan, he gave a sound advice. The 71-year-old Iron Arnie often uses his Reddit account to post videos of his epic workout regime, in one such video, he worked out with free weights. Uploading the video, Arnold captured it, meaning the depression:
“f**k it, i break the rules. because that’s what we do on Reddit…we break the rules, okay.”
Under the video, one Redditer asked:
“I know this is pandering but, I’ve been depressed for months and I haven’t hit the gym during that time. Mr Schwarzenegger can you please tell me to get off my lazy ass and hit the gym? I sweat to everything i hold dear that I will snap out of it and go,”
The former California governor showed an incredible about of empathy and write a wise response:
“I’m not going to be that hard on you. Please don’t be that hard on yourself. we all go through challenges, we all go through failure. Sometimes life is a workout. But the key thing is you get up. Just move a little. Roll out of bed and do some pushups or go for a walk. Just do something. One step at a time, I hope you feel better and get back to the gym.
But don’t beat yourself up, because that’s just useless talk. It doesn’t get you closer to the gym. And don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Reddit users highly appreciated such an advice and the way the Hollywood star helped inspire the struggling fans n in the uneasy life situation. They praised Schwarzenegger for the insightful response: “This whole thread has completely changed my day.”
But the most wonderful thing is Arnold even took the time to check back in with the person after they said they were going to follow his advise. Terminator star told depressed Redditer: “I’m proud of you, how did it go?”
A fan added:
The fact that you checked back in on this person makes you an amazing mentor to those who aspire to change the world the way you have. Thank you, Mr Schwarzenegger.