Thursday, April 4, 2013

Is It Ever Too Late?

Ah HA! It has been pestering me for months to find this video. I missed the opportunity to post it when it was still viral, but here it is; a lot of people reported actually shedding tears in watching it.

A man with a damaged spine gives up on physical fitness after war injuries put him on crutches and wheel chairs. Doctors told him he'd never walk again, he believed it, he gave up, and let himself go for fifteen years. That's quite a bit of life to wile away.

Then: He decided to try again. See the results:

As I've said before, this is the kind of stuff and people in life that you really need to pay attention to, for there is no more concrete proof of just what greatness and happiness is possible in this world that those who give full demonstrations. When you keep those demonstrations in mind, it's an immense source of spiritual fuel. You don't need fictional tales of superheroes when you have such real-life embodiments.

Plus, this is further demonstration of some other points. For instance, he let his body go for over fifteen years, and in just a scant ten months regained his ability to walk and lost 100 pounds. That goes to show that, even when we succumb to vice and idleness for decades, intense effort and dedication to lead to impressive and rapid results, if you're serious.

Don't give up on happiness, no matter how old you are. An ideal self . . . could be just around the corner, if you chase it hard enough. 

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