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
Fit very well and super comfy!
T shirt looks awesome, may run a bit small and the fabric is a bit thin, otherwise very happy
Love my new Slow Death tee. Fits great and a comfortable tee-shirt with simple but meaningful words to live by.
I can never get over how well your shirts fit me. slim build, atheltic, but it fits my shoulders very well, is long enough, and my arms fill out the sleeves nicely which is rare to get all three check boxes for a slim 5’11” guy ordering a medium men’s shirt!
Very soft shirt
Great product, fast shipping-there is no tiger. “Get on your bikes and ride!”-Freddie Mercury
Gave it to my husband for Valentine’s Day. He loves it and it looks awesome on.
Went Fast Didn't Die Tee
I ordered several tee shirts and a hat. All items came as expected. Great quality
and the whole process went smoothly. Great communication along the way from the order process. So much so I placed another order recently. For another tee shirt and a hat. Thank You!
This Tee fits perfectly and sparks a conversation every time I wear it. Lots of fun and a great look!
They were exactly what I was expecting. They adhered well and made it through the first snowboarding session just fine!
Soft & comfortable. My favorite tshirt at the moment!
I haven't ordered mine yet but they were out of stock for months. I'm hoping the material is better quality? Any update on the new stock?
It is beyond expectations. Craftsmanship is stunning. Service right on.
Everything you want in a decal: it said what was expected, it was sticky on one side, and it held fast to the surface it was applied. What more could a person ask for?
Like others have mentioned, it would be even better if it was a little bigger. That said, it was the dimensions described.
Love love love!!!
Go Fast Don’t Die is one of my favorite companies! I love the message on this shirt. The shipping was also very fast.
Perfect size fits nicely on the rollbar of my SXS to remind myself
I have a bunch of hats but this is the one I’ve put on everyday since it was delivered. It fits great backwards too
My husband loves his new awesome hoodie, great quality. And for what is stands for. Definitely a favorite!