Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

I wonder


I wonder why we don’t do the things we know will improve our lives. Why we continue to choose poorly. It’s baffling at times. So many things in our lives are so easily changeable. Yet we continue to struggle. 

I think the easy answer is that we are afraid but there’s so much talk of “fear” and “fight your fear” and blah, blah, blah, that it just turns into more noise. 

I wonder if my dad was as overwhelmed and lost as I feel sometimes. That’s something I wish I would have asked him. I wonder if my parents generation just didn’t have the luxury of overthinking everything. Maybe so. Maybe not. 

I wonder why we don’t appreciate the opportunities that I have and seem to be always looking for more. 

I wonder why I choose to ignore things instead of dealing with them. It’s never that bad when I finally face things. 

I wonder why the world at large laughs off eating right. Like I’m the crazy one. Like I’m some stick in the mud trying to ruin everything. 

I wonder why people care so much about getting other people to think like they do about politics and religion and the world. Don’t they know that no one changes their minds. 

I wonder why we can give great advice while not following the same advice. Seems like what’s good enough to say is good enough to do. 

I wonder why any logical person could think the world is flat. This is idiotic. 

I wonder why it feels like I’m sliding into third and if I should have just rounded and gone for the homer. Do I get another out? 

I wonder why people don’t reach out to help other people. Why do we stay silent when we can see others are struggling. 

I wonder why we need to talk on the phone anymore when a text seems to just get the point across. Well besides heading someone’s voice. 

I wonder why we fall for crash diets and get rich quick schemes. You know this shit isn’t going to work. 

I wonder why I haven’t won the lottery. I mean i don’t buy tickets so that’s one part of the equation. 

I don’t wonder why coffee is so good, why a run makes you feel a little more alive and why dogs are the best. So at the least. I have that. 



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