Things No Human Can Do Unless "Mother Nature" says, "Yes"

A dangerous twister can put a halt on any human event that can be planned.
A dangerous twister can put a halt on any human event that can be planned. | Source
Want to take on a flash flood that has threatened to ruin your picnic?
Want to take on a flash flood that has threatened to ruin your picnic? | Source
The late Christopher Reeve who starred in the film revival: "Super-Man."
The late Christopher Reeve who starred in the film revival: "Super-Man." | Source

Super-Man we're not.

We humans are a complex lot. Plus, we can do and say some very ignorant things. Sometimes I truly think that most of us are afflicted with the "Clark Kent Syndrome," a deadly mindset that can cause one to lose all fear and respect of those things around them that can cause them harm and to some, destruction.

The "Clark Kent Syndrome," defined is this: A false, baseless way of thinking or approaching danger without first thinking of the risks involved, thus, this comic book syndrome can make a person think or say, "I am invincible. I feel no pain from anyone or anything."

I am not going to fight a cattle stampede to just go for a ride in a row boat.
I am not going to fight a cattle stampede to just go for a ride in a row boat. | Source
I promise you if you try to stop a hailstorm so you can go fishing with the guys, you  are in for some pain and frustration.
I promise you if you try to stop a hailstorm so you can go fishing with the guys, you are in for some pain and frustration. | Source
See how deadly a mud slide can  be?
See how deadly a mud slide can be? | Source
Flash flood damage.
Flash flood damage. | Source
Results of a twister that touched down during a tornado.
Results of a twister that touched down during a tornado. | Source
A very bone-jarring sight.
A very bone-jarring sight. | Source
A dangerous lightning storm.
A dangerous lightning storm. | Source
This man is desperately trying to outrun an avalanche.
This man is desperately trying to outrun an avalanche. | Source

This syndrome is scary.

What makes this syndrome even more a matter of national concern is that it is not brought on by illegal drugs or alcohol. Fact is, some argue that the syndrome does not even exist, but I have witnessed people in my travels years ago where this guy, as everyone sensed, was trying to impress his wife and kids by staring danger square in the eye by diving in snake-infested waters to retrieve the kids' volleyball or go as far as show the family how he can hold his hand over the campfire without being burned.

Both events, not an opinion, but fact, are very, very dumb and very, very dangerous to anyone who would be foolish enough to try them.

So here is just an humble handful of events that no human, I repeat, no human, can do unless they consult with "Mother Nature."

  • Having a barbecue with friends and family.
  • Kicking back with friends drinking beer.
  • Kicking back with friends drinking beer, playing guitar, drums and such.
  • Attending any outdoor sporting event.
  • Taking "that" special girl to the park. You know. The girl you have tried to date for weeks.
  • Playing a game of chase with "Doggie" your cat.
  • Running a marathon. Have you ever ran during a lightning storm?
  • Snuggling with a pretty girl in a hammock.
  • Going for a walk with friends or that pretty girl who has agreed to talk to you after the debacle in the park.
  • Attending an outdoor concert featuring your favorite band.
  • Going horseback riding.
  • Going for a ride on ATV's.
  • Fishing.
  • Hunting.
  • Going to watch a dare-devil flight team such as the Blue Angels.
  • Hang gliding.
  • Swimming. Yes, swimming in a lightning storm is very dangerous.
  • Throwing a Frisbee with friends.
  • Camping out with your favorite friends.
  • Attending a local drive-in if there are any in your town.
  • Going metal-detecting on isolated lands.
  • Going on a hike far away from your family and friends.
  • Cave diving with your pals. No problem you say. How can you dive when the hard rains will not allow you to see?
  • Water skiing.
  • Snow skiing--remember those pesky avalanches?
  • Heading out for a three-month African safari.

and finally . . .

  • Sitting on a park bench in a quiet place and finally getting the time to read this or any of my hubs.

Signs of Global Warming.
Signs of Global Warming. | Source

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daydreamer13 15 months ago

Very cool hub! Love the pictures! Brilliant!!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, daydreamer3,

Sorry for the late reply. I had to have a heart cath in mid-October due to Congestive Heart Failure and needless to say, I am slow to recover, weak and get tired easily. I do apologize.

Thanks for the compliments on my hub. You are appreciated.

Please keep in touch with me. Okay?


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daydreamer13 12 months ago

Wow. You have my best wishes. Luck to you!


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kenneth avery 8 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Daydreamer13,

"Thank you sincerely from my heart. And I wish the same to you except double the good wishes for good things to enter your life on a daily basis."

"You can write me whenever you like."

Kenneth

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