Jon Carroll on skydiving and other things one might have on a list of wished for adventures:

I’ve never seen the appeal of
experiencing death right up until technology says, oops, second chance
after all. I know, I know, it’s liberating and exhilarating. So is
escaping from North Korea, but I don’t want to do that either.

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  1. A lot of the exhilaration is because of the novelty. When you’re taking an offramp off the freeway you’re facing death or serious injury until you apply the brakes to take the turn or intersection safely, but it’s not perceived as a near-death act because of our faith in the car’s brakes. This faith if whole because of our experience. Our faith in parachutes is not as strong because we don’t have as much experience with them.
    Sure skydiving is more dangerous than driving, but it’s a few orders of magnitude closer to driving than it is to escaping from North Korea.

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