Do You Have An Adventurous Spirit?

United States
March 20, 2017 11:24am CST
I know that I'm more on the conservative side and I'm not much of a risk taker. My 22 year old grandson is definitely the opposite and loves adventure. Right now he's up in Vermont skiing and snowboarding. He does this maybe twice a year and has a ball. From the time he was about 8 I know he carried his skateboard with him everywhere. He loved to come to my house since I have nice smooth sidewalks and he would skate for hours. Now when he comes to visit I can hear him about a half mile away since he has a suped up Mustang. He loves fast cars in additional to all his other activities. Summer months are no exception and he'll go white water rafting and zip lining. Just recently he decided he was going to pursue a career as an airplane pilot. He has enough credits to enroll in a pilot school and I'm sure he'll be awesome. It's never a career path I thought he'd take but I can't picture him at a desk job at all. For me, the most I want my feet off the ground is when I open my recliner!!
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• United States
20 Mar
The airlines need good pilots! He should go for it! I was an adventure lover in my younger days.....when I didn't worry about broken bones and such! Now I'm more laid back. I use my brain and mouth more now!
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• United States
20 Mar
I kind of thought you had a bit of an adventurous side Abby
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• United States
20 Mar
@Marilynda1225 Remind me to tell the skiing story one day!
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
lol thats great
@BelleStarr (25866)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Mar
I am adventurous in that I love to travel to other countries and eat new foods but with my bad knees my sport adventure days are over.
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
love too
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• United States
21 Mar
My bad knees keep me from doing lots of things but nothing crazy like my grandson. However part of me always had a secret desire to zip line
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@BelleStarr (25866)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Mar
@Marilynda1225 Me too and if the line to do it hadn't been so long I might have given it a go on the cruise ship.
@Corbin5 (51235)
• United States
20 Mar
He is one active 22 year old who loves adventure!!! I am not adventurous at all.
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• United States
20 Mar
He is always on the go. I don't know where he gets it from
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
i love adventure drank and fight like a pirate here lol
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@Corbin5 (51235)
• United States
21 Mar
@LadyDuck (86419)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
I have never been a risk taker, I like a bit of adventure, but not to take risks.
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• United States
21 Mar
Me either
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@LadyDuck (86419)
• Switzerland
21 Mar
@Marilynda1225 When I was younger I was ready to pack and go to see new places and countries. We never stayed in resorts but we loved to stay in small places to know more of the habits and costumes of local populations. When we noticed that some places were too dangerous, we moved to safer hotels. This is adventure without risks.
@amadeo (34415)
• United States
20 Mar
what he is doing is so much fun.I can recall this in my youth.
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• United States
21 Mar
I can picture you doing all sorts of crazy things
@jaboUK (46598)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar
Love your last line Marilyn ! Your grandson does sound adventurous and good luck to him in being a pilot. My two children have always been adventurous too, but then I was also when I was young.
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
i agree
• United States
21 Mar
Your adventurous spirit still comes through in your writing. I bet you were a handful in your younger days. Glad you enjoyed my last sentence
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@Juliaacv (14651)
• Canada
20 Mar
I am more sure and steady then adventuresome, but your grandson sounds like he's found the perfect job for his ways.
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
a great job
• United States
21 Mar
At first he was going to join law enforcement but I think being a pilot is more suited for his personality
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@much2say (29255)
• United States
20 Mar
I would have said yes if I were still in my 30s . . . but now having family, I feel like I have a lot to lose if I get injured or say if "the worst" happens to me. So I wouldn't like to take those huge kinds of risks anymore. In "spirit" only, I may be just that.
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@TRBRocks420 (45634)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Mar
I like some adventure every once in awhile, but safe adventure these days lol and, funny about the recliner, you and me both haha.
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
i love get on stage and dance moshpit
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• United States
21 Mar
We are recliner buddies TR
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@DianneN (39189)
• United States
20 Mar
I'm certainly no risk taker, but we do love to travel all over the world. We've been in places between bombings and with armed guards as escorts. Lol! Both my sons are and my grandkids seem to be following in that path. My friend has a son who became a pilot. He flew her all over the world.
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• United States
21 Mar
Being a pi!of does sound exciting. I never thought he'd be able to fly me around the world. That makes it even more appealing. You certainty have some exciting adventures with your travels
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@DianneN (39189)
• United States
21 Mar
@Marilynda1225 Perhaps he will let me him a ride. Would you come, too?
@FayeHazel (5645)
• United States
20 Mar
Most of the time I'm more conversative, don't like risks, what if I make the wrong choice?
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• United States
21 Mar
Sometimes I tend to over think things
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@FayeHazel (5645)
• United States
21 Mar
@Marilynda1225 That's so frustrating, isn't it?
@andriaperry (12453)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Mar
I am and I loved skate boarding and skating when I was a kid, water skiing till I hurt my tummy, hiking and all that. I would love to zip line! Yes even at 51 years old I would do it. Tony can fly an airplane and has many times but does not have his license. I think that is the perfect job for him, maybe that is why I like running my own businesses, I am a risk taker.
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• United States
21 Mar
You strike me as the kind of person who's a free spirit. I certainty didn't know that Tony could fly. Did he ever take you anywhere? There's a part of me that would love to zip line but I probably wouldn't ever do it
@Gillygirl (12313)
• Sutton, England
20 Mar
Your son sounds like a real go getter. An aeroplane pilot would be an interesting career.
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• United States
21 Mar
I think it suits his personality
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• United States
21 Mar
Yes, he is definitely on the side of loving adventure!
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@Lupita234 (7227)
21 Mar
i got a really wild spirit
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@marlina (49149)
• Canada
20 Mar
I do not like to take risks at all.
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@Kandae11 (11856)
20 Mar
I d not have the adventurous spirit- but my sister does.
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• India
20 Mar
Yeah I like the adventurous spirit and I do plan it getting time to do so
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@Tampa_girl7 (23787)
• United States
21 Mar
Oddly even though I have a fear of heights it never scared me to fly.
@thelme55 (7023)
• Germany
21 Mar
I am not a risk taker. I have love to travel but only taking a plane ride is what risk I can take.