Pan American Champion Wellington “Megaton” Dias — probably best known nowadays for being Mackenzie Dern’s father — may be the most optimistic guy you will every hear.
Dias once had his house broken into. The robbers stole his savings. At first he was sad, but then he thought to himself, “They took my money, but they no took my lifestyle. They no took my capacity to make everything back again. So, whatever man!”
According to Dias, some problems have solutions, but other problems have no solutions. However, the lack of solutions to the problems in the latter category are the solutions. In other words, sometimes you just have to accept that you can’t do anything about your circumstances.
“Jiu-jitsu teaches you life, and life teaches you jiu-jitsu,” Megaton says. When you compete, you can’t win all of the time. Sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that you lost.
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