Why are so many people prepared to take serious risks in extreme sports,
I have just viewed a number of pics of extreme sports - a few are attached- and it does make me wonder what it is that attracts some to exploits that are not just difficult and ardous but evidently risky.
I am thinking of skywalking on the Alps, climbing a tree then standing on barely enough of a foot space, where the slightest slip will have you falling so far down, that I doubt you'd be alive to feel the splat. . .that sort of dangerous stuff.
it is their passion and they have the skills. They love outdoor adventure
Hi Sarah Anderson, They may believe it, but do you? I believe in many things, and I sure believe in hard work, but risking death or worse still, being a quadruplegic. . . . I can't help but wonder at the wisdom of it all.
What's this have to do with me? I was just trying to answer your question.
Hi Sarah Anderson, My apologies if the way I answered has offended you. I was simply opening up the argument. I gave an opinion and hoped you would give me yours in a more expansive way. Thank you for responding. No offence intended.
There are those who take fearlessness and fierceness to the ultimate level. They love to live on the edge, to test, and even go beyond accepted, conventional, and societal limits. They want to do what THEY want, believing that no one is going to limit them.
Others thrive on danger, even getting a visceral thrill of facing death eye to eye. They feel that life is not life nor worth living until they face the ultimate. They contend that THAT is the real meaning of what it is like to be alive. They believe that playing it safe is analogous to living a gray life a/k/a being the living dead.
There are a few who staunchly believe that life is risky and adventurous, so why not be risky and adventurous. They are of the belief that one lives once, so be bold and audacious. They are the ones who will try anything just to say they did this. In their minds, somehow they want to make their indelible imprint on people and themselves. They want to make THAT statement.
You are quite correct in your views here gmwilliams. It is commendable to face one's fears. I have however, wondered whether they are prepared for unintended consequences.
People of such types really aren't concerned about consequences. They stalk consequences to be part of the risks they are taking. They believe that if they are injured, it is so worth it.
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