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How Rickson deals with time

How do you handle the time factor? Do you race against it? Do you cling to the past? Or do you live life without even thinking about it?

Once, during an interview, Rickson Gracie was asked about the matter. It was for an article about his ideas and experiences, published as the cover story for the prestigious magazine Trip, issue No. 163.

“How old are you?” asked the journalist Bruno Torturra Nogueira. The answer came with a high dose of wisdom.

“Sheesh. I forgot a long time ago,” Rickson laughed. “It’s part of my way of thinking not to say my age.”

“I believe in mental strength, and educating your mind to repeat your age is a great flaw,” he appended. “You fit yourself into an age that takes you out of a timeless perspective. I have no problem with having been born in 1959, but I don’t know how old I am. If you say you’re 30, 50, you put yourself in an unconscious situation that you can no longer do what you used to do at 15. I prefer to answer that I’m ready to perform any activity for people aged 18 — or a hundred. What matters most is to be ready! Ready to be a child, reckless, responsible, and for whatever life demands. Otherwise, you start limiting yourself. I don’t have a problem with growing old. I’m ready.”


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Carlos commented:


October 15, 2021 09:07 AM
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Anthony Cassady commented:

Your such an inspiration, since it was a small boy i have been a fan! All thanks to my Uncle Arthur "Lee" Griffis, who was on your team in the 90s, traveled to Japan and all over with you and stayed without in LA. Thanks for all you do! Do you remember Lee Griffis?

October 15, 2021 01:49 AM
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trilogydac commented:

I like the following quote on time by Henry David Thoreau, “Time is but the stream i go fishing in. I drink at it; but while i drink i see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It’s thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”

October 14, 2021 02:13 PM