Monday, December 3, 2012
While helmets certainly do help protect athletes from head injuries, if the player gets hit hard enough, concussions or other injuries can still occur. So, when a coach sees a player getting clobbered, how do they know whether or not they should call them over for the “How many fingers am I holding up” test? Well, if they’re using the Shockbox system, their smartphone will reportedly tell them.
Life is a lot like throwing a bag of garbage into a volcano.You climb up a big mountain that’s next to the lava lake with a big bag of organic garbage that is supposed to represent a human, so you can test if a human falling from that distance would penetrate the lava lake, and you throw the garbage into the lava lake, and then it goes right into the lava lake. You know? Just like life. And you think, “Why do I even try?” And then you remember, “To get results.” And then you jump into the lava lake, too. And then everyone jumps into the lava lake, each one disappearing more quickly than the last. And now everyone is in the lava lake and we’re all lava people, and we raise our children as lava people, and it is a Heaven on Earth.
Trials in life can be tragedies or triumphs, depending on how we handle them. Triumphs don't come without effort.
A biology teacher was teaching his students how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. He told the students that in the next couple of hours, the butterfly would struggle to come out of the cocoon. But no one should help the butterfly. Then he left.