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Stupid humans & risk taking
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Stupid humans & risk taking
Competitive eating, and or bulk eating "food challenges" offered up by food joints "eat this huge amount get it for free".

Any sane doctor is going to tell you doing it too much will hurt you over long periods of time. There was even a stupid contest a radio station had for who could drink the most water without going to the bathroom, a woman died.

I get risk taking, it is part of our species evolution, but some of it just comes off as plain fucking stupid.

And even today, some stupid people are going to shoot off fireworks illegally, I've seen plenty of morons shoot them off in wooded dry areas near houses, I once saw an entire box of catch fire and almost catch a house on fire. But just like every fucking day of the year, the most stupid thing I see humans needlessly do is drive drunk.
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We are all descended from young buck dipshits that took their chance and lived.
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#3
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Bah, I can't even get normal amounts of food down ._.

Eating competitions are so dumb. People get seriously hurt in those and still compete Undecided
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What I don't get is these people who have no experience with lions who want to pet them. You are literally putting your body (which is meat like any other animal) right in front of it. "Oh let's get a photo with Mufasa! .... ooh, that's not what we were going for"

It's always the white girls too. I guess maybe because Europe historically lacks large predators (save for bears and wolves in some countries) we're just not used to dangerous animals.
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RE: Stupid humans & risk taking




Happened to stumble today on a great example of someone apparently born without an amygdala (actually, two - I could never have watched that attempted let alone encourage it). I hate to say it but I wish I had the courage and skills to do that. He ought to be in the national tumbling and trampolining team in 10 years.
"Faith is a state of openness or trust. To have faith is like when you trust yourself to the water. You don't grab hold of the water when you swim, because if you do you will become stiff and tight in the water, and sink. You have to relax, and the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging, and holding on. In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be."

Alan Watts
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(July 4, 2015 at 9:29 am)vorlon13 Wrote: We are all descended from young buck dipshits that took their chance and lived.

Selection bias and sample rate error. Remember Hitler took a chance too. I think outside sickos, most of the world is glad he lost. 

We are also products of safety, and not taking risks. Testosterone is overrated.
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That kid is not too smart, but that was impressive.
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Suicides because of regrets over having a sex change are pretty stupid. Actually, stupidity is deeply woven into the entire timelines and psyches of said individuals. But hey, whatever makes you feel better in the moment, right?


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(March 25, 2018 at 8:11 am)Lok1 Wrote: Suicides because of regrets over having a sex change are pretty stupid. Actually, stupidity is deeply woven into the entire timelines and psyches of said individuals. But hey, whatever makes you feel better in the moment, right?

Like.................necroing threads?

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Living a super boring life with no risk taking makes no sense to me. 

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