This article is written by a man who is in his mid 40's. He recently lost a friend as result of a skiing accident which made hims ask the question, if it's so dangerous why do we do it? He also highlights many of the dangers incorporated with skiing. As a child his parents were very protective of him this largely due to th fact that his father was a doctor. His childhood was a lot less adventurous but he still loves skiing and isn't going to give it up even though i just killed his close friend, so he explains why that is not just for him but also may others.
Many of us do things we know is dangerous and this article answer why many of us still do it. I recommend this article to anyone that wants to now why we do it.
article link: http://explore-mag.com/article/tips/after-adam/