Headlines a few days ago screamed 'Two dead while 'base jumping' from a bridge."
"Man falls to his death while attempting to scale a wall of a hotel in NYC."
It is something I do not understand. Betting a fortune, buying a lottery ticket, etc, I can understand. That is gambling 'things', but a life? It can never be replaced if one bets and loses. Some bet, others watch. Some cheer, others cringe.
It is not just the poor or ignorant, but at times it is someone famous, wealthy or very talented. I was fortunate to meet Bobby Allison when I was a Roach Coach Driver and he drove for Gatorade. I was sick when his son Davey, also a very promising driver, and a one time winner at Daytona, was killed 'playing with his Helicopter'. Then there was John Denver and his experimental plane.
I don't understand the 'rush' to run with the Bulls in Spain.
I am a thrill seeker, but not in such a way as to endanger my life. But maybe that is the point, these other folk don't see it as gambling with their lives, they must 'know inside' that THEY WILL WIN!
I can remember as a kid wanting to be one of "Joey Chitwood's Hollywood Hell drivers." So I can understand the dream of being a 'show-off'.
So I guess I am judging others thru my 'very wise (not)' eyes. Of course no one sets out to kill themselves in the sort of actions I have described, if they knew for sure this would be the last time, THEY would not continue. It just seems some folk cheat death so many times, they take it too lightly.
Some folk take a warning, others ignore them.
I hope I am as wise as I think I am when it comes to protecting my own life.