March 13, 2014|4:10 pm

Life is not a marathon (Screenshot: ChanTheGreat21/YouTube)

There are a lot of metaphors for the thing we're living called life. It's a highway. It's a roller coaster. It's like a box of chocolates (okay, technically a simile). It's a marathon.

Unlike the frantic burst of a sprint, life is about the long haul. So, life is a marathon, right?

Well, this video for Recruit, a Japanese human resources firm, disagrees. And through the inspiring, adrenaline-pumping narrative that blasts apart the metaphor of a marathon, it's hard not to take their side.