Craig: [00:28:30] And of course the final question, three words to describe your practice.
Elet: I think I’d have to go with “break all the rules.”
That’s four, right? Just making sure.
Craig: That would be four if you …
Elet: That’s kind of the point. No, but in all seriousness, I would go– if I was going for a serious answer, I would say “strength of character.” That’s not just my approach for my parkour practice, that’s for most things in day to day life.
[00:29:00] This is an exploration, this is a journey that we’re on in this life. Being able to find the things that you want and being able to make that decision for yourself and then hold to that is what you need to do. I’m not here to have a battle with myself, I’m not here to have a battle with other people. I’m here to enjoy this life and I’m here to enjoy it with the people I surround myself with and part of that is being able to undertake [00:29:30] the challenges that my life presents without turning away from them.
Approaching them in the way that I want to and making that decision and then living with the consequence of those decisions, that to me is strength of character and that’s why I approach parkour the way that I do, it’s why I’m particular about my practice. It’s because I want to learn certain things from it, I want to experience certain aspects of this life that are brought only through challenge, that are brought only through embracing the process of trying to get, as pun-y as this sounds, [00:30:00] from point A to point B in anything. Whether it’s motorcycle mechanics, whether it’s a hike in the woods or whether it’s an actual parkour practice. Allowing yourself to be immersed in a process is very, very important for our mental health, for our physical health.
One of the consequences that that turns around is a very deep-seated idea of your own self-worth of a great feeling of self-confidence. That strength of character is what I looking for in almost [00:30:30] everything that I do.
Craig: Thank you very much Elot, it’s been a pleasure.
Elet: Alright, thanks Craig.