Kelly Slater is, with only a few nitpicky caveats, the greatest surfer of all-time. The 11x World Champion took to the stage at the Academy Awards, recently, a beacon of health, of confidence, of self-assuredness as he spoke about James Bond. Well, Slater also had a chance, the very next day, to speak about another legend.
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady.
Slater notes that he was on the Dan Patrick Show when Patrick asked if he would trade places with Brady. But what do you think the jiujitsu purple belt answered? Brady is considered to be the greatest quarterback of all-time, married to Gisele Bündchen, handsome etc.
So would he?
Per Slater’s velvet rope Instagram feed, “I said no chance. I hugely admire Tom and his career but mine ain’t bad at all! Nobody can be you. Every life has challenges and unique lessons. Find out the gold your life is trying to teach and offer you and make it better than the ideas you have about someone else’s!”
As if this bit of wisdom was not profound enough, Slater layered it over a stirring video of his good friend Joe Rogan talking about how you are you and there is only one of those around.
Now go out there and have a hell of a day.