The Adrenaline Rush!!
September 11, 2009 9:18pm CST
I must confess that I am an Adrenaline Junkie. I love the feeling one gets after coming over a challenge, the adrenaline running through your veins, the joy. For the same reason I want to go bungee jumping, sky diving etc as well in future. There is something about being addicted to a certain lifestyle which makes us do something every now and then that exhilarates us, makes us feel alive. As far as I am concerned, there was this moment where I was called upon stage suddenly. Imagine yourself sitting quietly chatting with a few friends and someone invites you to the stage of a gathering of more than 1500 people to 'do something or say something' for them. I loved that feeling, not knowing what I was going to do as i walked up on stage in front of everyone .. doing whatever came to my head (A few football tricks. Being a football player has its own benefits) and coming out with an applause. So, what has been your 'Most Exhilarating moment' in life?? Are you an adrenaline junkie as well? What crazy things have you done that made you feel alive?
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13 Sep 09
Hi Xzcess I have to confess I have never had the slightest urge to bungee jump, sky dive, or walk onto a crowded stage. I don't like giving up control in those kind of ways, I'm bad enough as a passenger in a car. I prefer to keep my life in my own hands. I don't think that makes me boring, just not crazy. In line of what you ask though my best friend and I had never been on a fairground wheel, out of total fear, you know, stranded at the top, unable to get down, the whole thing collapsing. But we did it in Paris as we wanted to challenge ourselves to do it and to see the views from the top. And there weren't many people around (it was in a park) if we started screaming. We did it and survived but I don't think either of us got an adreneline rush from it and we wouldn't do it again, but the views were most excellent. I prefer to get my adrelline from coffee.
14 Sep 09
Haha .. I think it is perfectly alright that you do not like giving up control, and not it would not make you boring, but it does not makes people who do it crazy as well. I mean, I cannot comment on why people do certain things, but unless and until I try it for myself I do not really get to judge. (If you are getting what I am trying to say) x.x Lol, it is interesting the fairground wheel story. you challenged yourself and that is what matters in the end. (Oh and surviving it, of course). PS, I turn to coffee too when nothing seems to help my adrenaline needs (:
14 Sep 09
I didn't mean you were crazy wanting to do those things Xzcess, but I'd have to be pretty crazy to throw myself off a bridge with a bit of bouncy rope attached as I can tell you for sure I wouldn't enjoy it and wouldn't trust anything about it, I know these things are 100% all the time. The same friend I was in Paris with is just like me for this kind of thing, so we sometimes in our younger days used to go to the big outdoor amusement parks in the UK and think we were being really daring going on the childrens ghost train and screaming loudly. We were once conned into going on the big dipper with some boys and as expected I enjoyed it not one jot convinced the little car thing was about to go off the end of the track.
18 Sep 09
Of course it depends on person to person. What is fun for a few might be horrifying for others. You are pretty right to make your place clear about adventure sports. Oooh, by that i can deduce you will not like a huge roller coaster which is supposedly named, 'Monsters` Ride' or something like that. (:
• United States
13 Sep 09
Good topic! To be honest, having my children were the most exhilerating things I've done. Each time, I was on what I call a baby high, and could not sleep at all for several days. Other "rushes" : riding 10,000 ft. up in a glider...such silence compared to an airplane. And I got to pull the cord to release the tow plane Playing a piano solo on stage. Selling my first piece of writing. Dining out alone (for me, it was a "brave" thing to do)
14 Sep 09
Hey, thank you :D I expect the becoming a parent to be one in a million feeling, of course right now I cannot say much about it knowing I am very much not intending to be a parent any time soon. These rest experience that you have mentioned sound amazing. I would love to ride in a glider, or sell something i wrote while i not expected it to get sold etc. (Though the dine thing I have to do everyday, such are the lives of students).
• United States
12 Sep 09
I definitely want to sky-dive and bungee-jump sometime in the near future! I also like having adrenaline rushes, although it's not usually something I get very often. Small things give me the adrenaline rushes I think you're talking about; or at least mini-versions of them. For example, kick-boxing. Going to kick-boxing classes gets my heart pumping - or any physical situation where I'm put in a "thrilling" position, like running at night. Anything with an element of danger and excitement gets my adrenaline pumping, although I rarely induce it on purpose. It just kind of ... happens. lol. If that makes sense!
12 Sep 09
I know exactly what you mean and yes it made perfect sense lol. That is what I meant by adrenaline rush. If we are living a normal life then it gets hard to get into such situations, for example, we cannot go sky diving everyday, it would be impractical. I was talking about small things as well. Running in night and kickboxing are perfect example. Or like the one i mentioned, being on stage and not knowing what to do, I play football for exactly the same reason. The 'thrill' like you put it, is what I think makes the best memories for us to remember later. Ty for responding. G'day.