... and he fails. Yet. Yet. It was beautiful at the same time. Because he was chasing a dream. Chasing a dream is nearly impossible these days. Why? Because everyone is so grounded in their own realities that they keep telling you that your dreams are silly, that they\u2019ll never come true. We all have our own dreams, our own hopes and our own desires, each coming with their own set of fears. But life is about overcoming these fears, about facing them head on, about that beautiful moment, that awakening. It\u2019s about that rare moment of clarity, like when Will was coming down the spine of the hill while he friend was on a log. That was Will\u2019s existential moment, that was his awakening into a world that was far too cruel for his understanding. That was a mouthful of wood chips. It has always been mankind\u2019s desire to overcome gravity, to be able to defy that 9.8m\/s2 that defines our very existence, only to find failure at every turn. But it was the bold who thumbed their nose at that number and were able to momentarily overcome gravity, even if just a little bit. It is because of them that we have planes in the air, that we\u2019ve sent human beings to the moon and that we have landed rovers on the surface of Mars and an asteroid. No one told this kid, in his rashguard, MMA trunks and gloves, that he wasn\u2019t supposed to fly, that the laws of gravity and physics dictated that the amount of force he\u2019d need to exert to overcome gravity to land that perfect off-the-cage superman punch in an Anthony Pettis-like feat of daring would be so insurmountable that the odds of him pulling it off in a rather shoddy cage were next to zero. You might call him foolish, but he defied the odds in an attempt to overcome the laws of existence and to chase his dream. 9.8m\/s2 is a very real figure and on this day he was not able to overcome those odds. He kept fighting, though, he pushed through and was able to win his amateur MMA fight against a man that resembled a sea monster (or maybe it was Bucky Boyd?). Murphy\u2019s Law was proven here, in this fight. I\u2019m reminded of the words of Cooper from Christopher Nolan\u2019s Interstellar here. "These moments when we dare to aim higherTo break barriersTo reach for the starsTo make the unknown knownWe count these moments as our proudest achievementsBut we\u2019ve lost all of thatOr perhaps we\u2019ve just forgottenThat we are still pioneersThat we\u2019ve barely begunAnd that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind usBecause our destiny lies above us" We are taught an important lesson here today, that lesson being to never give up. Never stop believing in yourself and never stop to listen to the doubters. Just remember to work hard before you try to make your dreams come true, or else you\u2019ll end up flopping on a cage in front of two dozen people who are laughing at you and that video will be posted on YouTube for everyone to laugh at you. Sheesh.