Slow Death Tee
The new “Slow Death” Tee is your wearable reminder that your life is your own story to write, the pen is in your hands and the clock is tickin’. Read on to catch the heart of this piece and what a “Slow Death” means to us. Wear it out.
He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
He who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "i’s" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
He who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
He who abandons a project before starting it, who fails to ask questions on subjects he doesn't know, he or she who don't reply when they are asked something they do know,
Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.
Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.
This is a poem by Brazilian writer and journalist, Martha Medeiros. We posted it in a blog on May 19th, 2019 as our best explanation of what the "Don't Die" part of GFDD means to us.
Three years later it's still our most shared, most read blog post and we thought we'd share its content with you today. We hope you take some time this week with each line and decide how it challenges your story.
The goal, for us, is not a slow life or a swift death - it's to live the longest, "fastest" life with as few dead moments as possible.
Are there any slow deaths you are allowing in your life?
What would it mean or look like to replace those moments with more LIFE?
"It's not the mountain that gets you, it's the rock in your shoe."
Regular tee is 60/40 combed ringspun cotton/polyester
Long Body version is 100% Cotton
I absolutely love my two shirts, and stickers
And the two shirts I bought for gifts!
The messages are powerful.
Slow Death Tee
Text logo on chest is way too much to the side, like it’s almost in my armpit. I’ve never seen a shirt have that issue.
I like the shirt. I got the long fit and wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it but it fits really great. The length is nice because it’s different than my other shirts and the sleeves fit a little tighter which makes my lil biceps pop out some which my girlfriend noticed and commented on.
Just thought I’d say hi, and thank you.
Everything with my order went great. Keep up the emails that you send, they make me smile every time! I’m headed to Antarctica for work and, I’ll send a picture of my new threads when I hit the ice 👍
Overall comfy shirts, sleeves are touch tight, but graphics and overall quality is on point
Heck Raisers Tee
Looks perfect on my Torc T1 iso bars. Retro look, and reflective!
The Original Big Decal
But it's so much more! Perfect to slap on my helmet and remind everyone that life is short, live hard, live right and of course...Go Fast, Don't Die! Love you guys and gals!
I got the gold decal for the back of my matte black helmet. It looks really good. I am stoked with the decal and how it turned out.
Like coffee out of big mugs and this camper mug is perfect. Plus I dig GFDD
Great shirt for people with torsos
Makes me look way cooler than I am. 10/10
Great stuff and fit
I have never received the don’t grow up t-shirt
GFDD; great stuff and creative!
The hat makes you instantly cooler. Fits well and gather smiles from people. Mission accomplishe! GFDD!
GFDD rocks my world.