Dumbass Sayings: “There Are Some Who Do Not Fear Death For They Are More Afraid of Not Really Living”

The trailer for the “Point Break” remake starts off with the ancient proverb: “There are some who do not fear death for they are more afraid of not really living.” The weird thing about this “ancient proverb” is that when you Google it you only get three matches and they’re all about the “Point Break” trailer. I don’t think this is an actual ancient proverb and it shouldn’t be because it’s completely flawed. You don’t fear death because you’re more afraid or not really living? I know what this is trying to say, but have you ever seen a dead person? That’s what I’d call “Not really living.” So if you’re afraid of not living, death would probably be a nice fear to go with that. Plus, there are ways to live life without risking death. This proverb is something that you’d see on a Bud Light commercial to encourage people to do stupid shit, like go see the “Point Break” remake for example.

“There are some who do not fear unnecessary remakes for they are more afraid of not making money." - Hollywood Proverb

You don't get much more not really living than that.

1 comment :

  1. Agree! It's simply a (poorly done) rip-off of Henry David Thoreau, who famously penned:

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."