Recently I was contacted through the social media, CouchSurfer, by a college student in Japan. He explained to me that he is a struggling basketball player who is in search of someone who can change his game around and prepare him for the professional ranks. I don't think Couchsurfing would be the first place that I would search for a basketball coach, yet, I continued to play the game. We exchanged a few more back and forths and we settled that Kaz would stay with me from December 15th until December 31st. I would provide the lodging and the meals. I figured this would be the perfect time to guinea pig someone else with all the new eating habits and style I have developed over the past year. Next stop, KETOSIS!
Now for those of you who don't know I am a troll. I like to think I am more of a jester. Life isn't ever going to be perfect. Nothing is ever as it seems and never will be with the meager forms of communication human beings possess. I enjoy messing people and due to my reach, I have been fucking with people all around the globe. When this gentleman from Japan reached out to me I could only think of one thing, that someone was getting back at me.
I would try to explain to people the situation and every time it seemed like I was sugarcoating the situation telling myself, "Things like this happen to people every day. You are a normal person just like the rest of 'em." However, I am not normal and everyone I explain this to thinks I am insane. Most of these people have not traveled to the lengths that I have traveled yet alone experienced the things I choose to put myself through. They have not opened themselves up to living with complete strangers who they have never met before. It takes a lot of trust and willingness to put yourself out there like that I can get frustrated or mad sometimes when others don’t see the world as playground like I do.
Dr. Hunter Thompson said it best,
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."
-Hunter S. Thompson
I like to think I've gone over the edge years ago. Most don’t understand and explaining it usually is futile but who am I, if I weren’t to take a hack at the impossible. Pushing your limits, pushing your output, pushing your comforts in order to gain a greater understanding of who you are in order to better serve not just yourself but people all around you. There are pioneers, explorers, and revolutionaries in every field we humans have created why not become one by unlocking the infinite potential that lays dormant inside of you?
Be on the look out for posts over the next two weeks for news about how Kaz’s training is going. I failed to mention that the basketball players name is Kaz. I will have the youtube channel up and running as well as periscopes and Facebook Live's being churned out.
Now I am not telling everyone to open their doors to Japanese kids looking for basketball trainers and I'm not telling you not to do something you don’t want to do. Just remember what I explained in the previous paragraph, and how little sense it made, that is what is over the edge! Some might simply compare to the quote about the grass being or not always being greener on the other side. However, we jumpers, we’ve come back from the other side and we’d like to tell you the story about how the grass is greener on the other side.
Time favors no one but the impulsive, and we are chock full of that!
- The Bus Driver