Tairaa wrote:No, of course.
At the same time you should not, not live in a way that you wish to simply because there is a chance of ill effect.
If you want to BMX, don't let the thought of possibly falling on a half pipe and breaking an ankle deter you from the certainty of enjoyment.
If you want to jump from an airplane, don't let the possibility of both chutes not working deter you.
That's how I look at it, some don't..
Parsing hair about risk taking is a forever argument....parsing hair about morale injunctions or even personal enjoyment is a confrontational and vain proposition that may never find whole consensus or even a partial one...and it will never fully meet square with compromise if either side's ethical benchmark gets challenged....however:
The determination for taking a risky feat that renders a life no more, squelches that indomitable spirit permanently and prematurely. That life best be forfeited for love and not just personal enjoyment. I have little problem with such risks if they qualify... Whether or not its worthiness is an example to follow for love should be made clear and complete and as unselfishly as is humanly possible whatever your life may be or its worth is diminished in purpose. Anything that man praises doesn't necessarily fit a benchmark of honor.
In a contentious wit that contradicts nature or even life, one must accept the consequences, that's true, but Is the outcome truly justified? Because of a selfish benchmark we no longer hear the new songs...and if the BMXer dies, his kids have no father. All will end eventually...let's not hurry it so until we learn to hear the echoes well.
It only takes a selfless heart to please life; all the glory and produce we adorn ourselves with and please ourselves with mean less if only a few echoes are heard as a legacy...especially for the ear that counts. Both the singer and the BMXer were selfish and vain with their works. They could have done much more for their own as well as others. How thoughtless. I learned. Then again to each his own...live and let live. You get what you want. How we do cry for our losses...