COURSE YOU'RE FAMILIAR with Socrates quote that "The unexamined life is
not worth living." Then he drank hemlock and killed himself, so what does that say
about the examined life?
In telling you that the unadventurous life is not worth living,
we are not recommending suicide if you dont have time to climb any mountains
or ski off any cliffs. We merely suggest Hey! Start getting your RDA of high adventure!
You should also understand what we mean when we say "High Adventure."
High Adventure covers a lot more than the physically challenging and sometimes
dangerous pursuits that we talk so much about. Sure, most members of the High Adventure
Coalition love those things because they make our lives richer and more meaningful. They
clear our minds and open our hearts, they purge us with adrenaline. They change us inside
and out, and we like the changes.
But weve found dozens of things that are also exciting in life, things that
enrich our lives in ways that physical pursuits alone cant supply.
Think about it. Think about your life. What risks have you recently taken that have
made you a better person? What risks have you avoided out of fear? Thats what
were talking about. Conquer yourself. Conquer lifeor at least its fears. Set
high goals and dont let anything stop you from achieving them. Take healthy risks.
Become the person you always wished you could be.
High Adventure is the action that grows from the rich soil of passion for life.
Education is another of the High Adventure Coalition's major values. You don't have to
go to college to learn--there are numerous books and videos on nearly every subject and
many people you can talk to.