Paraplegic Makes Us Feel Awful About Ourselves
Today is Labor Day, meaning that most of you are not going to be working, meaning that most of you are going to be sitting around, lying on the couch, watching some TV, maybe participating or researching for fantasy football drafts, perhaps attending a few barbecues, and indulging in a variety of alcoholic beverages. Which all means that the following video should make you feel like shit.
The guy — for those of you who haven’t just skipped down already to watch the video — is a paraplegic by the name of Aaron Fotheringham. Instead of just sitting around and feeling sorry for himself, the dude went out and started practicing doing fucking back flips on his wheelchair. Try picturing that for a moment. It’s kind of difficult, isn’t it? That’s because it’s goddamn hard to do.
So where does that leave us? Well, it puts us all in a position to stop having so many goddamn excuses. Too hot outside to work out? Shut up, do it! Too tired from working all day to work some more? Shut up, do it! Putting off that big project of yours because you’re just not completely comfortable with it? Shut up, do it!
On this Labor Day let’s all take a lesson from Mr. Fotheringham and get out there and do it!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.