I live in the deepest depth of curiosity: where bottomless vision is served fresh each day, where honest ingenuity is the law of the land, and where practicality is only ever seen when gravely necessary. It should come as no surprise then if I tell you that I found something the other day that fortified my belief in the spirit of human ability, the courage that stems from dedicated passion, and the strength rooted in outrageous dreams.
This is the story of Agustin, the man who spent 50 years on his dream.
The world could use more people like Agustin and I feel enriched simply by becoming aware of his existence. He says, “The problem is that everything is incredible and people don’t accept it”, what a beautiful and profound sentiment. I wish Agustin a long life, I wish him limitless success, and I wish that he continues to be motivated, passionate, and determined. As inspiring as his story is, I can’t help but feel a wave of intense sadness as I realize that even after all these years, his helicopter isn’t finished. Someone as impatient as me gets agitated at something as insignificant as having to spend a few minutes waiting for a webpage to load, I can’t help but sit it awe of this man who has dedicated his entire life to one thing and he has yet to tire of it.
Some look at him with disapproval, others looks at him like he is deranged, I just can’t help but look at him with slight envy. I haven’t witnessed such an intense level of dedication and commitment in quite some time. It is, if nothing else, exhilaratingly powerful.
P.S The creators of the film have set up a fund to help Agustin. If you are unable to contribute financially, please just share his story. I’m sure I’m not the only one who believes that Agustin is the type of man who deserves to be known.