Why are so many people prepared to take serious risks in extreme sports,

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  1. MarieLB profile image81
    MarieLBposted 3 years ago

    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.

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  2. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    it is their passion and they have the skills. They love outdoor adventure

    1. MarieLB profile image81
      MarieLBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree, peachy.  I find it remarkable that they are prepared to risk their physical health, or even their life.  Thanks for sharing your view.

  3. Sarah Anderson profile image66
    Sarah Andersonposted 3 years ago

    They probably believe in the saying "No guts, no glory."

    1. MarieLB profile image81
      MarieLBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Sarah Anderson profile image66
      Sarah Andersonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What's this have to do with me? I was just trying to answer your question.

    3. MarieLB profile image81
      MarieLBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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    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.

    1. MarieLB profile image81
      MarieLBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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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