An insight by author Joseph Henry Gaines.
When you live on the other side of the fence , everything is magnified by the hundreds, you hear people say about pressure and I wonder if some people have actually looked up the meaning of the word. You hear stories like Nick Leeson was under pressure, please! Robbing millions and millions of pounds, yeah right pressure! That to me is like winning the lottery, I would be having the time of my life.
Then we see that the England football manager is under intense pressure, of course he is! It must be driving him mad wondering where and what to spend his six million pound wages on.
To us pressure is fighting for your fucking life!
Pressure is when you have to move out your family and go to war because someone is coming to do war with you.
Pressure is about making the right decision, a decision squeezed between going to prison for life or catching a bullet in the fucking eye.
Our life is glamorous but so it should be as there are not many who can survive it, pressure is about trying to get out of something all your life when you know it is the one thing you are best at.
They say live by the sword and die by the sword, that is a great saying but to us it’s a fucking stark warning, almost a premonition, a reality we strive daily to avoid. Now that’s fucking pressure.