Why?

Why?

        I'll be using this blog as a place to write down my thoughts, and put my contemplations and conversations out there for others to read and think about. I'm in no way an expert, and I will forever want to learn. If you have any thoughts or ideas after reading something of mine, I urge you to reach out and talk with me. I find an immense amount of joy in talking with others and hearing their differing beliefs and opinions. My world views are always open and maluable, as I believe that the moment we get stuck in our ways and stop learning is the beginning of the end.

        To start I want to talk about something that's really important to me, something that a lot of people really struggle with, and in my opinion one of the most important things about our lives: death. I know it's something that most people don't like to think about, and even avoid, but that honestly just seems ridiculous to me. People are so afraid to face it head on, because I mean yeah it's hard, but you can't truly understand the beauty and importance of your life without first confronting death. People will live their whole lives afriad of death, never spending the proper time to truly understand it, and in my opinion that's no way to live. I mean think about it this way: Try to name something in our lives that's more reliable than death. In our human lives, nomatter who you are, where you're from, or what you do, death is the only thing that is 100% guaranteed. Now imagine knowing that and still spending 80 years, or fuck maybe even only 30, completely avoiding it only to have it sneak up and bite you in the ass while you're still full of regrets and desires. We may not be able to know when death is coming, but what we do know is that it IS coming. So instead of being scared and avoiding it, why not take the time you need to truly understand and embrace it, and then use it as motivation to live a life you're fucking proud of.

        A lot of people will then want to say "Well what's the point then if we're just going to die anyways," but that's a whole subject whithin itself, and will probably be something I cover in a future entry. However, right now I do want to say that yes, we are "just going to die anyways," and I don't think that's a bad thing. Death is what makes life so fucking special. We were given this thing by our parents, this thing that we can do whatever we want with. This thing that lets us experience both the beauty and disgust of the world. This thing that is so complex, so incredible that we don't even completely understand it yet. And the best part about it? It has an unknown expiration date. Imagine how special all the "firsts" of our lives are. Our first words, first friends, first job, first love, first child. They wouldn't mean anything if we didn't have "lasts" too. Our last day of work, last sports game, last day with your partner, last thoughts, last breath.. If we lived forever nothing would be special, nothing would make you nervous, nothing would carry any importance, and nothing would make life worth living. With that being said, the first step is to quit seeing death as the enemy and start seeing it as your friend.

        My goal with Mori Bound is to help people acknowledge and accept death, and learn to use it to their advantage in whatever physical training they do. Whether you're a fighter, athlete, body builder, gym rat, climber, swimmer, surfer, or whatever else. The name Mori Bound comes from the Latin phrase "memento mori," meaning "remember you must die." It's a reminder that we're all bound to death, that life is short, and that there's absolutely zero fucking reason to not make the most of it. I want my clothing to be a physical reminder of this that anyone can wear on their body to help them keep it in mind. Something you can keep close to you while you're training, so when you're down to your last breath, on the verge of your limit, you can remember that you're mortal, that this life isn't guaranteed, and that everything you're doing is worth it.

        I don't want what I'm saying to be taken the wrong way. I'm don't think you should be reckless or stupid. I don't think you should intentionally put your life in danger for the sake of a workout or a fight. But what I am saying is that you should embrace the fact that the only thing that's certain about your time left on Earth is that it will end. You should use it as motivation to push towards your highest potential. Because when you do that, when you live your life with purpose and passion, you'll die with no regrets and leave you'll a legacy that will inspire others to do the same.

        Right now there's one thing I ask of you. Next time you're training hard, putting in the work, remember that you're Mori Bound. Remember that you're doing this to live a better life and become the greatest that you can be. Remember that death is just a part of life, and that it's up to you to make the most of the time you have left.

- Guy

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