What a waste. Yeah, a lot of the things we do are deadly dangerous. In fact, enough of the things we really need to do are deadly dangerous, that we don't really need to find extra dangerous things to do, do we? Or do people (of a certain age range) feel...what? Invulnerable to death? So bored with safety? Like something is missing?
Yes, I still hope to go skydiving someday, and I thought that day would be coming as my kids left the home, but now I have GRANDKIDS, and perhaps they will gain from my long term influence even more (assuming my own kids did gain some), so I should be even more careful now than I have been, to live as long as possible.
What do I do anymore that's dangerous anyway? Over the years as a carpenter, I have been in many dangerous circumstances (far more than most astronauts, since their every move is measured and rehearsed and studied, and mine have been more haphazard and rushed and simply done to get it done) but I am now, more often than not, the "ground guy". I'll stay down and do all the cutting and the running, thank you very much, while the young punks climb over the roof and haul the sheeting and the bundles and hang out on the edges of disaster. Been there, done that.
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