Dancing On The Edge
Many people wonder what makes others in the world do what they do. Why some take risks and do crazy things like rope less rock climbing or climbing mountains where they risk their lives. Will Gadd says that, “Adventure can be deadly, but it keeps alive what it means to be human.”, and I agree.
This man explains how adventure can take you to the ends of the earth and beyond meaning if people did not take risks and live a little we would be no where today and we wouldn’t be human. In the early years explorers sailed across the ocean thinking they were going to fall off the edge of the world but they went anyway. Sailors vanish, polar explorers perish of starvation and cold, Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to fly around the world. They went outside their comfort zone and took a risk. Even in those years people were considered “crazies” for doing something so outrageous.
Will Gadd says that taking risks is in our blood and it’s what humans are supposed to do. The urge of risk taking is in all of us just at different degree’s. His eight-month-old daughter would rock back and forth in the couch until she would fall off and land on the cushions he placed on the floor. That says something about how people have that urge in life no matter how young.
The thrill of risk taking is everyday. It could be when you go skiing and a fawn appears out of no where, walking down a path by the woods when you see a bear, or even when you attempt to climb a mountain and an avalanche could happen. Maybe it will be nothing. It’s good not to know.
Gadd, Will. "Dancing On The Edge." Explore Magazine. March 15, 2012. Web.