Time is the ultimate and primeval mentor.
It will let you know whether a relationship will succeed or fail, if an athlete will win or lose, or if a society rises or falls.
Far too many times, brothers and sisters have experienced that hindsight is gut-checked by an “I should have…” or an “On second thought…”
Never attempt to walk in a giant’s shoes and put down your fellow man if you don’t have the emotional wherewithal to realize you indeed are one too.
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on January 27, 2022.
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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