Into Thin Air

What is it exactly inside of us that makes us crave danger and adventure? I just finished reading the book “Into Thin Air” about the deadliest season of climbing in Everest history. Great book…minus the fact that the entire time you feel yourself inching closer and closer to doom. When I finished the book the above question is what rested in my mind. What is it inside of us that makes us crave danger and adventure?

What causes us to climb to the top of the world or dive the deepest oceans? What causes us to go in search of treasure or lost civilizations? What makes us want to jump out of planes, ride bikes across the country, be shot out of cannons, enter a hot dog eating contest, street luge, race cars, jump off a waterfall, or any number of other things that we attempt?

Any answers?

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One thought on “Into Thin Air

  1. Boredom maybe??? Or could it be I’m boring since I rarely get the urge to do any of those things. But it’s true, many of us like to push ourselves to the limit just for the thrill. It’s an escape from an otherwise hum drum life. Just my opinion.

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