Mainstream definition: Life dedicated to developing aesthetic appearance, expressing the beauty of the human body and reaching your full physical potential. The person who lives the aesthetic lifestyle is dedicated to developing the body through intense weightlifting, bodyweight training and following clean and pure diet. The individuals who live that way are sponsored by big supplement companies and have a large number of fans who look up to them for advice.
Real definition: Life dedicated to living for the physical and approval of others. Life dedicated to turning your back to who you really are in order to become what you are supposed to be. The person who lives this lifestyle usually has very hard time understanding his inner self due to fear of the unknown. He/She usually tries to hide a complete mess behind synthetic looking body, cheap talk and paper Gods. This individual has completely neglected the mental development for the sake of achieving muscular enlargement that’s not even backed up by essence and depends entirely on drug intake.
The aesthetic lifestyle is popular because physical appearance is extremely important in the human world. Animals may not care how they look but humans do. When was the last time a dog killed itself because it wasn’t pretty?
Many people who live the aesthetic lifestyle are attracted to it because the package sells. The human body is beautiful (only to humans) when it’s developed and in its pure functional mode. People are attracted to muscle and leanness because the combination represents magnificence, strength, beauty and will power. Who doesn’t like that?
Note: Many people end up in the aesthetic movements for purely superficial reasons. They want to have a cool looking body behind which they can hide their fear from the world. The idea is that muscles are somehow supposed to fix the problem. Surely, having a good physical appearance can help, but counting on it to do what it can’t is like counting on a sledgehammer to be a screwdriver or a sneaker.
The aesthetic lifestyle is dirtier than it looks. The athletes are quite often using anabolic steroids such as Trenbolone to gain muscle mass and Clenbuterol to lose body fat. They will never admit that to your face in order to protect their contracts with supplement companies. The so-called aesthetic brahs will sell you magic protein powders that actually don’t do anything and are only good if you can’t consume solid food.
Additionally, the practitioners of the so-called aesthetic lifestyle are often involved in homosexual services. It’s not uncommon for physique competitors to be male prostitutes and strippers. This is one of their secret income sources. However, they will never tell you that in a YouTube video.
The aesthetic crew members don’t life the pure lifestyle they present to you. They usually suffer from testicular atrophy, insomnia, hear attacks, herpes, hair loss, acne, voice mutation, gynecomastia and many more to count. On top of everything a large amount of money from their income is lost on steroids and extra food.
The muscular guys you see smiling in public could very well be living a miserable lifestyle just to maintain their looks with which they falsely identify themselves.