Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off The Grid

Wow!
I stumbled across this video embedded in an article posted to LinkedIn.
It is a 16 min doco on a 69 yo man in the US who spends his days skating along the beach. After spending his entire life following the patterns dictated by society he had built a successful career as a doctor, generating significant material wealth in the process.
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A chance meeting with a 93 yo man in a hospital cafeteria helped him realise that he was trapped in a rational world.
In short, he had become an asshole.
So, he stopped being a doctor and started to skate.
That was 15 years ago.
Now his purpose is to spend as much time skating as possible (sometimes thru the night), in the hope that he just might make it to the end of his life without becoming an asshole again.
I dare you to watch him skate and NOT smile
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Author: Steven Macek

I learnt a long time ago that in order to grow it is necessary to step outside one’s comfort zone. As a person who craves growth and change this has led me to continually seek out opportunities to make myself uncomfortable, whether physically, emotionally or psychologically. The (Dis)Comfort Zone blog is a vehicle for cataloging those experiences.

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