Yeah, I figured out how to embed! Not a noob anymore!
I’ve diverged a bit from my main topic with this one- kudos to Michael for showing me something I couldn’t resist. This video is insane! Watching it makes me think two things: 1) Life is fragile, though not as fragile as we might think. 2) Life is crazy awesome! Here’s one way to handle your financial woes- go out and risk your life for the sheer thrill of it. I’m not endorsing reckless thrill seeking but…no, wait. Yes I am. Life is short, sometimes a helluva lot shorter than we expect. That doesn’t mean we should run a muck like banshees with no regard for caution, but I really think most people don’t take enough risks.
We live in a sterile, politically correct, safety conscious world. Risks are foolish. We’d rather sit comfortably on our couches watching Planet Earth than go out and see it with our own eyes. And if we do see it, it’s from the sidewalk, behind the guardrail, with a tour guide. Seriously, people? I think our sterile little lives kill us slowly. We smother our adventurous streak and stamp out all of our fiery impulses into a smoldering heap of ash. We’re so afraid of dying that we keep ourselves from really living.
I’m not saying bike down a mountain. Maybe you should jump out of a plane instead. Or raft down some rapids. Or tell someone you love them. Do something exhilerating. Make your heart pound. Gasp for air. Maybe finances and stress and all the crap of the mundane day-to-day will fade in the background for a moment, and you’ll just be glad to be so very alive.