Titanic Jump

About twenty years ago, I jumped from our local viewpoint, for some reason called “Titanic.” I’m not sure what the name refers to – possibly the ship, possibly the adjective.

In any case, when I saw this clip in my archive, the kid’s fearless jump intrigued me.

As we get older, we tend to lose much of our courage and willingness to be foolish. To me, this seems counterintuitive, as the older we get, the less we have to lose.

Then again, with age comes frailness and a propensity to injure ourselves. So, the mind tells the body not to take too many risks, leaving us feeling safe but bored and lacking the adrenaline rush we enjoy when we push our limitations, jump, and take a leap of faith that destiny will still be in our favor, as when we were young.