The latest challenge was to have a go on Velocity 2 the longest zip wire in Europe. (see full video on wtfimu2n You Tube channel) For the most parts this sort of thing doesn’t really present me with the jitters as the adrenaline rush & sense of fun far outweighs the risk.
I was surprised that many seemed fearful of such an experience. It’s interesting to me where these fears come from and why we find particular things more scary than others. Age seems to bring with it a fearfulness that can overwhelm a person if it’s allowed to.
Pushing the personal boundaries at any age seems to be a positive thing to try what ever your age and especially as you grow older. Yes important to be mindful of health & I would not advocate that people take unnecessary risk but what troubles me is that some people are willing to close the door, batten down the hatch & retreat from the outside world to stop themselves from doing even the most simple things such as going on holiday.
Chatting with a friend over a cup of tea it seemed I was not alone in being somewhat horrified that some of our contemporaries were ‘giving in’ to the sense that they for some unfathomable reason no longer do certain things.
My advice is to get out there and embrace what ever challenges come your way. Meanwhile Im packing my small rucksack & heading for a music festival.