When I was a cop between 1975-1990, I learned the meaning of putting your life on the line every day at work. That line is called the frontline. Any one on the frontline has had close calls. But there are other types of close calls, near death experiences of the mind – the brain. You can put your mind on the line by investing time and energy into senselessness that can break your focus from your true job, by wasting precious time off the only life you’ve been blessed with, and put your brain in peril of losing IQ points. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up wasting so much that you could lose your mind. The problem with waste of time and energy is no return. Dual meaning. No return to the moment before you wasted time, energy, money, potential, and growth, which means no playback, no replay. Secondly, no return means no return on the investment. That’s the formula for going broke intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially. Investing time and energy with no return is a bad sign, a symptom of psychological problem that, left unchecked, will break you.

We all have near death experiences of the mind where we get caught up in dumbass meaninglessness that doesn’t pay off because of hopeless amateurism. There’s no defence for insanity. Dual meaning. You can’t get a replay if you claim insanity. And there is no defense mechanism that automatically protects against insanity infiltrating your life. You have to fight demons to defend yourself against insanity.

I just wrote this excerpt from my book, 4th & hell: season 5. Thought I’d share it today before the book is released in the fall. I hope it can bring peace, harmony, and love if you’re searching for them without warrant.

Peace. Seriously, peace to us all.

Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
owner – X Fitness Inc.
head coach – Niagara X-men football team