Old 01-11-07, 12:39 PM   #1
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Different theories on risk takers

Did you know that there are so many theories about risk takers? many scientists and psychologists think that this behavior is caused by the risk taker having a lesser amount of adrenaline in the brain than non risk takers. So they ski, snowboard, rock climb, parachute, sky dive, etc. to get that adrenaline that they need. In fact this is a disorder called Reward Deficiency Syndrome. Another theory is that in a normal state, the body and mind for risk takers is only semi-awake. But when we do something riskyy, the body and mind are fully awake. Another theory is that this risk taking behavior is a symptom of ADHD. But really, how many of you ski down a hill that you do not find intimidating? We find that we need the risk. The scientists might be on to something.
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Old 01-11-07, 09:16 PM   #2
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Very interesting, adrenaline really isn't understood is it? And all this time I thought it was from the size of our gonads!!!!! HA Just kidding.
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Depends on how you define risk. I do a couple of sports that many people who don't participate would call risky. The more skilled one becomes, the less that person will view what they are doing as risky. I luv to ski icy bumps. Some of my friends look at this as risky. I am confident that I have the skills to do it, so I don't view it as risky but rather as applying the skills I have acquired. But, I would not ski icy bumps down the left gully at Tuckerman. That to me would be risky if I missed a turn. I could die--and that's my cut-off (the thing is shaped like a narrow hour glass with rocks on both sides. and maybe 40-45 degrees. I am not sure of the measurements. my friends said it was closer to 50 degrees.). However at some point in my life, if I believe that I now have the requisite skill to make turns down that thing, I might view it differently.

I won't ski or kayak extreme stuff with anyone who has a "go for it" mentallity, 'cause they generally don't have the skill/experience to match their desire.
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Old 05-11-07, 03:57 PM   #4
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yea u got to be a smart risk taker. but skiers are risk takers, talk to a non-skier. they think ur crazy for skiing
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Old 04-10-08, 12:22 PM   #5
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I have ADHD, and I am the brave one of the family. I am the only one to have bungie jumped.
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Old 05-12-08, 12:05 AM   #7
 
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you neede to take risks in order to have fun if all you do is just ski down normal groomers all day how could that be fun and i think that you allways need to push yourself and if you see somthing and think i wish i could do that at least give it a try you know if you dont make it then there is always the chance of dying or getting serously hurt but if you dont try this stuff then you wont have a fun life
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Old 06-02-09, 02:19 AM   #8
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When I first went to Uni, 95% of the climbers in the rock climbing club I joined were scientists, engineers, etc. They didn't know each other before joining the club so it wasn't peer pressure or joining because of friends. I always wondered if there was something that linked an enjoyment of science / engineering and risk taking.
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Risk is considered by some as a gamble to success, usually a shortcut to quicker and higher success is the most risky
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Yeah! You got to be a smart risk taker but skiers are risk takers, talk to a non-skier. they think your crazy for skiing.
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