This may be the first achievement many of us cross off our lists as kids, after falling on the sidewalk or running into a mailbox about three dozen times. But did that discourage us? Well, probably, yeah. It was pretty discouraging.
But did it stop us from trying again and again until we eventually conquered that two-wheeled beast? Heck no, and the moment you’re finally riding that thing and don’t have the feeling like you’re going to crash and burn any second now is one of the proudest moments of our younger years.
Oh, and seriously, avoid those mailboxes. Swerve, my friend. Swerve.
Original photo found here.