Why Can't Guys Resist Risk?
We've been hearing about some pretty strange stuff in the news lately. It's about guys, mostly. It seems that some guys bore more easily than others and are driven to absurd extremes to deal with it.
First thing is about this race they have every year in Spain—through the streets of Pamplona—in the company of stampeding bulls! You just have to know that the odds are good that you'll get hurt, trampled, even gored. And that's exactly what happened: one dead, three more gored non-fatally, another half-dozen or so injured. The video is all over the internet.
No one can really believe they'll come out best racing a raging bull. A bull that finishes the race can look forward to stepping into the ring that afternoon to go toe to toe with a matador. He's not an athlete; he's a bull and he has nothing to lose. At the end of the day, he'll be cuddling up to a baked potato, a couple of asparagus spears, and a slice of garlic toast.
In North America, it's car-surfing:
A 34-year-old guy in Alaska, who began car-surfing when he was a teenager in high school, cut his surfing days short when he decided to clamber out onto the hood of a truck going more than 60 mph.
And stupidity isn't necessarily the domain of those in their teen years. A 55-year-old chief financial officer in Arizona set his car on cruise control, then climbing onto the roof. The driverless car rear-ended another vehicle and . . . wipeout!
The question remains: Why do guys love risks? Is there something in the male makeup that drives them to do dumb things?
It won't solve all the male risk problems, but Spacelocker's Games page is a useful approach to a wealth of controlled-risk activities that get the adrenalin going while giving a guy a decent chance of surviving to do it again.
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