Correr uma maratona e, a seguir, passar nove horas num avião é capaz de não ser grande ideia. Mas.. quem faria isso? O Casey Neistat, claro. O resultado é que, agora, não pode correr, mas, ainda assim, ele não pára. Continua super activo e super interessante, claro.
Algumas das coisas que ele diz (sempre cheio de certezas) e que me dão vontade de tirar o rabo do sofá:
“If you’re fit now, take advantage of it. If you have a free hour, take
advantage of it. If you have an idea now, take advantage of it. All
those things are fleeting and all those things are temporary. My biggest
motivator to any question is: ‘because I can’. Why run now? Why make
something now? Life gets a little bit shorter every day. I feel an
obligation to cram in as much as what’s humanly possible.”
“Your brain is so valuable and without your body it’s limited. That’s a
really scary prospect for me. I really value my body. Not to the point
that I won’t take risks. If I can never walk again because the chute
didn’t open, that’s fine. But to never run again because I ate too many
potato chips? That’s not okay.”
“I don’t feel responsible, no. It’s more a personal frustration. As
human beings we’re capable of doing so much and to curb that for
something like sugar water or a cheeseburger – it’s a crime. That’s
extreme but just look at the numbers in the States. We won’t have enough
physically eligible men to fill our quota for the military because
they’re all too fat. That’s not hyperbole. It’s unequivocal fact. More
people die from obesity related diseases than starvation. Those things
scare the shit out of me. Indulgence until the point of sabotage is
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Quem por aqui costuma andar já sabe da minha paixão pela coolness do Casey. Quem não costuma, pode confirmá-lo aqui, aqui e aqui também.