Death is inside us. It surrounds us, it waits for us, and sometimes it even begs for us. You can’t avoid it, you can’t cheat it, and you most definitely can’t ignore it.
I’ve met many a man who tried to speed up the process with a lead foot, not watching their corners, by creating streaks on their arms, or simply imbibing the same medicine that was supposed to keep them alive. Trust me. When it’s your time, it’s your time.
You can’t decide the when, where, how, or even by who. The grim reaper is a dedicated employee, and sometimes he even puts in overtime. Whether you’re 30 years old and decide to fight a grizzly with a buck knife, or 90 years old and hanging on by a thread in a nursing home, destiny is destiny, and fate is fate.
Do not make the mistake when you’re 20 years old of thinking that you can avoid your ending by thinking about it every minute for 70 years. Live in the moment. Enjoy waking up in the morning and getting to live another day. Tell her you will love her until the end of time. Play catch with your kid.
You never know, it may be your last chance to do so.
Some people say, “You only go around the world once.” But Nader Gamez can tell you that it can be done a few times. Nader has a wide background of experience in his upbringing, describing himself as “Basically a Chicago street thug combined with border town Texican and a side of Madison Midwesterner.” He graduated with a BA in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a minor in drinking.
Since then, he has worked several law enforcement and correctional jobs starting with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the Waukesha Police Department, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Department of Health Services, and Mendota Mental Health Institute. He also competed in amateur boxing as well as with local rugby teams. Currently, he spends his time writing about his past successes and failures, showing future boxers the best ways to avoid a severe concussion, and striving to make the perfect spinach quiche.
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