Yesterday I looked like an utter T-W-A-T!
Long story short I decked it on the OneWheel as I rode home.
… Not only did I deck it, but I decked it in front of a family of four who immediately laughed, judged and then clambered to make sure I was OK.
Physically I was.
… But mentally I’m not too sure.
I think my 40-year-old ego is still paying the price.
Anyway, as I limped through the front door, Emma took one exasperated look and hit the nail on the head:
“You are the reason women live longer than men.”
Made worse by the fact that three hours after the spill, someone else I admire and respect gave me this nugget of perspective:
“Mate, fuck, going home on an electric skateboard, in the rain, was a stupid idea.”
Seems he too, was right on the money and had the foresight to spot what was literally going to punch me square in the face.
Anyway, I suppose that if history has taught us anything it’s that if left unchecked, men like you and I, can, and will do stupid shit:
… Take the wrong path.
… Fall off the wagon.
… Fixate on failure.
It’s why in my mind getting told what’s about to punch you in the face BEFORE it happens is normally a good idea.
Probably why for men like us, accountability and association with other smart, strong like-minded brothers is so fucking vital – if you want to stop going arse over tit.
Which brings me nicely onto your mantra for money this week and moving forward:
- Don’t take an electric skateboard out in the rain.
- Seek perspective from others at all costs.
… and when I say others, I mean other men who you admire and respect.
After all my friend, there’s a greater chance of survival together than there is apart.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.