Life is not complete without an extreme vertical plunge involving a nuclear reactor cooling tower.
As the younger generations gravitate from the tree climbing and cuts and bruises days of playing outside to the baby proofed boredom of the smartphone virtual reality experience, adrenaline sports are becoming a thing of the past. Why introduce danger and the possibility of a catastrophe, when the breathtaking ordeal can be relived in the comfort of the home through video sharing?
Interestingly the odds of perishing in a bungee jumping or sky diving accident are around 500 to 1, and are far more unlikely than succumbing to rigors of an unfortunate commuting lightning quick disaster on the crowded freeways, or taking a fatal misstep on a weekend mountain hike. An increasing death rate among millennials posing for selfies in the presence of danger is a disturbing trend, as the consequences associated with instant gratification and validation apparently outweigh common sense and the motivation to participate in a controlled activity. While the middle ground of sensibility succumbs to the outlandish ends of the spectrum, the demographics of society is headed towards a distinction between either risk junkies or couch swipees, with absolutely no gray area.
Fortunately, the essence of the balanced vibrant human spirit is still alive and well, and thanks to the YouTube channel of People are Awesome, four epic bungee jumps and one not-so- thrilling feat in forever admonishing the shackles of fear in summoning eternal courage are captured in HD goodness.
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