It is good to be adventurous when you are young and before it is too late. You only live once and you need to make it worth it. Jordan from the story “Finding Your Everest” took a bold action when he was 10 years old. He climbed the 7 summits and did not wait till he was 30 because he was scared or nervous, he faced his fears and climbed that mountain risking possibly his life and look where he is now; he had a story written about him and I’m writing about him now. None of this would have been happening if he did not take that risk of climbing the mountain.
One reason why people undertake dangerous journeys is to gain more knowledge of the Earth and the life the inhabits it. George Catlin, who was both an artist and a writer, is an example of a person who underwent a dangerous journey in the pursuit of learning more. From a young age, he was fascinated by the frontier life and Indian Tribes, this would lead him to travel 2,000 from St. Louis in a Journey that was described as full of “almost insurmountable difficulties” (Letter from the Yellowstone River). Catlin’s fascination with the frontier and Native Americans pushed him to go on a dangerous journey to learn more about them. It is this kind of fascination which drives most people, even those
Exploration is an activity that is held in high esteem because of the mental challenge that comes with willingly surrendering the safety
Risky Behaviour There was nothing more daring than being alone in a barren wasteland, without a cellphone, money, and even extra food supplies for the road. Chris McCandless, an extreme risk taker, believes that risk taking is necessary to outgrow the “shell” everyone is entrapped within because living on the edge allows characteristics to be built. Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild is a novel that reveals the adventure, journey, and risk taking of Chris McCandless, who is similar to Guy Montag, a protagonist in Fahrenheit 451, and Odysseus, also a protagonist in The Odyssey, who all feature a comparable attribute; that of which is risk taking. At the hand of these characters possessing courageous features believing that “it is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found,” arguably portraying that risk taking is what allows courageous features to become expressed freely (Krakauer, Into the Wild).
Courage is the reason we try new things. You would not have your favorite job or hobby if you didn’t try it for the first time at some point, and you can’t try it if you don’t have the courage to do so. Almost every day we do or try things completely alien to us, no matter how small. It is important to do this in order to stay entertained and happy. Eventually doing the exact same thing you did yesterday will get boring, there’s no arguing about it. Everybody needs to spot out of their comfort zone at least a little in order to stay engaged with the world around them. One example of this can be found in Jasper Jones when Charlie kisses Eliza. “Eliza Wishart has kissed me. Is kissing me. Right here, beneath
Being the adventurous and outgoing person I am, I aspire to be daring. Anything that has an element of danger catches my eye. I cartwheel down the stairs; I vigorously dive into the formidable waves at Jones Beach; I am the only girl on the wrestling team.
For some people, their idea of traveling is to get on the road to Dubuque. But for Cole Wickham, an active 10th grader at Anamosa High School, traveling includes seeing half of the United States, as well as Canada and Jamaica. Cole says he likes traveling because he gets to
In addition to fostering creativity, risk-taking may help to increase daringness when it comes to new opportunities. In the article, “The Science—and Art—of Taking Risks”, the author states that “we evolved to experience and appraise physical and emotional danger in the same part of the brain (the limbic system).” People who don’t experience risks as a child are less likely to develop the ability that lets them discern emotional fear from physical danger. While this by no means says that a mother should throw her three-year-old into a burning building to diminish his fear of fire, sliding down a ten feet tall slide at a park could be the difference between being able to take a new job that involves flying across the ocean or declining because of
Why would a person ever hop on a 1,700-pound bull? Only crazy cowboys will. In a show called Fearless, which is a series on Netflix’s, the viewers get an up close look at bull riding. This show is about Brazilian’s bull riders and how they compete in Brazil as well in the United States at the Professional Bulling Riding events. Fearless focuses on the riders interactions and how the filmmakers present the riders career. They also focus on how tough these bull riders really are and the aggression it takes to keep riding the massive bulls week after week. They show that these male bull riders represent what men should value and how they are role models for the younger generation of men.
I love adventuring and traveling, as well as meeting new people and trying new foods. I was fortunate enough to be born into a military family, so we move and travel constantly. I've lived in Korea, Germany, Louisiana, and New Mexico, however I have spent the majority of my life in Italy. (I also have a very Italian grandma who talks with her hands and loves cooking almost as much as she loves the pope). It's taken some getting used to being back in the states (the lifestyle, for one, and the fact I can't
Adrenaline Fixation Effects on One’s Body and Mind Every day humans are faced with dangerous events or objects: natural disasters, athletics, animals, and even other people. To some extent, people cannot control their environment, but some people purposefully put themselves in dangerous situations for the thrill. “Nothing beats the feeling of just hanging on to a snorting pissed off bull”, states professional bull rider Garret Wall (Dean). What does it feel like to get thrown from an angry 1,500 LB bull? Why do cowboys willingly mount up and put themselves in obvious danger? Shane Procter, professional PBR bull rider, finds freedom in riding and the adrenaline that follows.
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I have always had the desire to travel the world. I am a very fortunate person because I get to travel places that people dream of going to. I am aware of how lucky I am, but the more I travel the more place I want to visit. The quote “Stop and Smell the Roses” is one that I live very closely to. We live in a bubble, so we get very little cultural experiences or a different adventure. Even if you go to places like New York City or Los Angeles, you experience many different lifestyles. Whether you go to Chinatown, Kensington or Fitzroy, you get to participate in various cultural exchanges. I love to take a lot of pictures, but I also prefer to remember my adventures from memories, not pictures. Photos are good for when you are trying to remember
A person must always choose between living their life accustomed to settling for less or actually living their lives the way they want to. We suffer from the fear of missing out on life experiences and in the end all we really want is to be happy of the life we chose to live. The willingness to take an adventure can range for example someone quitting their job that they hate and going after for the job they actually want. A second type of adventure can be a little bigger than that like actually having the ambition of finishing school and reaching the profession that you aspired to have in your life. Lastly an adventure can go as far as moving out of a small town and into the city where no one knows who you are and the adventure of your
Being adventurous is how you start to understand who you really are. Many people believe it is dangerous to travel, not worth it. But I believe, the world is dangerous. There are shootings everyday but getting out there and risking it is just living. Being adventurous shows you how others have to live, what so many people deal with every day. Or what so many people get to see every day, the beautiful yet cruel world we live in. There is a purpose for everything here, it is meant to be seen. We are not here to work everyday and then go home to rest and do it all over again, we were made to make a difference and to understand the world. Mountains were made to climb, oceans were made to be seen, and landmarks were too, “in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a