Evil Kneivel Edmund Hillary and Me

I am a daredevil. Not in the true sense of the word, but in theory I believe I truly am a thrill seeker. No I am not about to jump Snake River or climb Mount Everest but,  I like them, am putting it all on the line. Maybe I am more gnarly than them because I am putting it all on the line all the time!  I was watching videos with my daughter  on Vimeo the other day when we discovered this crazy cat who flies down mountainsides with a winged suit only to bale out at the last moment with the assistance of a parachute. A parachute? Come on, how wimpy is that. I wish I had a parachute too. The guys name is Jeff Corless or something like that and he is truly fearless but what does that make me?

Sir Edmund Hillary was fearless too, but all he had to do was climb up and then climb down. True he made his own route and had to commit completely to the challenge but so do I, everyday and I don’t even have the luxury of a Sherpa like Tenzing Norgay. Yes I am “ex” Sherpa and am endeavoring to scale the mountain. A mountain without a summit. A mountain which appears at the moment to be more of a cliff than anything else. Oh yeah, I don’t have any ropes either.

Evil Kneivel is my favorite though. He is more aligned to my style of daredevil-ism. He commits fully to the task with little or no options for failure. Its all the way or nothing baby. God bless him. You see, as a fellow daredevil I put it all on the line every single day without a crowd of fans, without a Sherpa and without a parachute. So if you really want to experience the thrills of a daredevil, I would advise you to buy a small business with employees and tons of overhead, the more the better. You see if you pile on a ton of debt and other obligations you will be in the same exact place as Sir Edmond Hillary, Evil Kneivel and Jeff Corless. The only difference is that you probably won’t die,  but where is  the thrill in that anyways?

About Andy Killion

Andy closed his boat yard business this summer and is now embarking on a new voyage yet to be plotted.
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