Suffering and dangers produce far more dead people than strong ones. You shouldn't draw the conclusion that it's good if you suffer or risk your life for its own sake.
That of course, is not the point though. No one can really know what's coming in life... you could be standing there and be struck by lightning. You could cower in your house all day for your entire life to find some imaginary safety, and then one day have a jet aircraft engine fall out of the sky and demolish your bedroom with you in it.
The point has nothing to do with suffering or danger being "good" or a desired result - the simple fact is that stuff like that happens, constantly. Whether we choose it to happen or not. And it's merely an observation that people who DO survive life's many dangers, do seem to be changed and almost shaped by those events. Just noticing that that is in fact the case, doesn't mean anyone purposely wants to be thrown all of those curve balls in life >.>
I agree. That's why I wrote "for its own sake". With other words, seeking challenges for their thrill only makes sense if the risk is worth the fun. Crossing the road because you have to go shopping is a risk which you cannot avoid in any case, of course.
Did I already say that I HATE Bobcox's huge pics? It makes the reading of posts very uncomfortable. But I guess, the more I complain, the more of them he will post, so I will probably try that pic reduction add-on.
Edit: Ahh, finally a new page *sigh*
Last edited by krischan; 21-04-2011 at 09:10.