From Jeb Corliss (professional skydiver and base jumper):
Someone posted this on my page — ”I think you should have a “lottery” to offer average “Joe Blows” like me, the opportunity to experience life on your scale. Especially towards the ones who appreciate life as immensely as you do.”
I responded with this — That lottery exists
It’s called hard work and sacrificing everything to live a dream. I started with nothing. I worked in a movie theater making $4 an hour. I ate ramen noodles and only spent money on jumping and nothing else. Anyone can do what I do but not by asking others to do it for you.
You have to get up off your ass and take some risks with your life. There is no safe way to do what I have done. At any turn I could have died and almost did many many times. But I kept taking the risks. I kept braking the bones. I kept watching my friends die. I never gave up and now here I am.
There is no magic leprechaun that’s going to do it for you. You have to do it for your self and you have to be willing to take the risks and pay the consequences for your actions. Those consequences are pain, suffering and most likely death. So are you sure you want what I have. Because it’s yours for the taking. Just grow some balls and do it.