Why do I respect fit people?
Because fit people with a physique is much more than how good they look.
A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects you worked hard for it. No money can buy it. You can not inherit it. You can not steal it. You can not borrow it. You can not hold onto it without constant work.
It shows dedication.
It shows discipline.
It shows self-respet.
It shows dignity.
It shows patience, work ethic, passion.
That’s why it is attractive to me.
The same applies for knowledge/education in a way.