Aside from giving people an excuse not to buy seats and instead build concrete bleachers as interior design, these floor cushions/pads are basically a bitter medicine tablet hidden in a yellow banana of marketing.
Why these floor cushions Sheilah Gashumba sits on should be banned
Floor cushions are the new booze glasses to mistakenly take home with you in a drunken or "cool" kleptomaniac stupor. This new-age decor padding for floor sitting is one of the many ridiculous renovations that should have never made it to the market, especially at recreational places like where socialite Sheilah Gashumba is seen chilling.
Even sellers are aware of this trojan horse.
"There’s a reason many people prefer not to sit on a floor cushion. When starting out, it can be painful. And frankly, why would you sit on anything else when there is a couch waiting for you to sprawl on? But sitting on a floor cushion doesn’t have to be challenging or uncomfortable. And if you can work with the discomfort initially, you’ll find many lasting benefits to your health and well-being on the other side," says Solum Cushions.
There you have it, the suffering before the reward.
On the other side of this health facade is the fact that a floor cushion will make you leave the bar or wherever you are faster when your behind goes numb. Perhaps in this way, it discourages sitting for long hours, overstaying your welcome and drinking for long.
And that is just another invention taking a shot at comfort, relaxation and having fun in the name of decor, progress, and health. As if there aren't already ways to enjoy the latter without sacrificing the other former.
And this is how it begins:
You visit the home of someone who has floor cushions or pads or a hangout, and you are forced to use them because visitors have no choice, and also because it is "healthy for you".
Then you spiral in guilt thinking you don't care about your health because you love your comfortable couch. Soon you are also trying to convince others to get the floor pad and before long they are fashionable even though they are horrible things. Like waist trainers.
Is the benefit worth the punishment?
The positive side effects allegedly include; better posture, increased focus and alertness, increased flexibility, increased digestion and weight loss, increased life expectancy, improved circulation, and improved strength.
There are better ways to get these benefits and even going to Japan and adopting their sitting culture is way better than enduring this ridiculous cushion.
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