Gotta Get Up to Get Down
Do you know how bad it’s going to hurt when that guy lands flat on his back? I bet this guy laid there like a dead turtle once he hit the water, and probably because one of these idiots on the dock told him he didn’t have what it took to do it backwards.
He’ll learn, and after another 20 years he may figure out that putting yourself through pain just to prove yourself to other people isn’t worth it.
As I get closer to 40 (five days away) I have thought about all the dumb crap I’ve don'e in my life to prove myself to others and to myself, and I have ended up a lot worst off because of it.
There’s a reason the saying is “Jump in feet first.” You should give everything you’ve got to what you choose to do, but don’t do it by diving in backwards like an idiot.