Saturday, January 4, 2014

Life Lesson from Death of Paul Walker

Life Lessons Learned from the Paul Walker crash tragedy

Paul Walker was traveling more than 100 miles per hour when the fancy and pricey Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger spun out of control and crashed on Nov. 30, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Coroner released on Friday.

Paul Walker was pronounced (D-O-A), Hollywood parlance for Dead-On-Arrival. The Santa Clarita, Calif. corner released a report that the crash killed the Fast & Furious actor and the car's driver. Walker's friend and business partner Roger Rodas was the reputed driver The report notes that the driver, Rodas, was traveling at a dangerous speed and then lost control of the car.

Preliminary reports from coroner report suggests that neither Rodas, 38, nor Walker, 40, had alcohol, cocaine, marijuana or other impairing drugs in their system.

Paul Walker's Attempts to Imitate Art Backfires

Although the car that Paul Walker was a passenger in was being driven by another person, it is highly suspected that Paul Walker had influence over his friend and business partner. The influence carried over to the speed and unsafe driving tactics.

The Fast and the Furious is an American media franchise including a series of action films which center on illegal street racing and heists, and various other media portraying the characters and situations from the films. In real-life, Paul Life attempted to adapt scenes from his illegal street racing and failed to recognize that he is a creation of Hollywood. His driving skills, knowledge, and influence did not persuade his business partner to observe the rules of the road and slow down. The end result was death.

What Lessons In Life Can we Learn from the Paul Walker tragedy

Paul Walker was an actor. In carefully scripted scenes replete with safety measures, professionals, assistants, and guidance from persons with dozens of years of experience, Paul Walker appeared to be a skilled driver on the acting set of The Fast and the Furious. In reality, Paul Walker was simply an actor that Hollywood created to fabricate heroic driving tales, and street racing.

The Lessons Learned in Life from Paul Walker is really simple, and can apply to any actor or actress. Never believe that the script you are chosen to portray represents yourself or is a manisfestation of your skills or talent. In other words, don't get big-headed.

Paul Walker and his friend tried to re-create an illegal street racing scene from the The Fast and the Furious show, and nature proved that neither Paul Walker or his friend were skilled drivers. Paul Walker may be a good actor, but he is no Nascar Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. Not even close. Even Nascar drivers know better than to street race.

Paul Walker and his friend perished due to arrogance and ego. The Lesson in Life for others: Never believe the hype that Hollywood creates about your character. It is simply hype, and NOT reality!!!! Good luck Paul Walker. In death, may you become the skilled driver that you were not in life.

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