The thing about danger

Here is my question for the day? Why is it we want the thing we know that we shouldn’t indulge in?  We all have different appetites for different things.  Some of us it could be food, some of us outrageous sports, some of us hopeless love, and even sex.  Of course, it doesn’t have to be anything major, it could be minor.  What is it about danger that excites us?  Because if we shouldn’t have it, it clearly is dangerous.  It’s like that bag of chips that sits in our shelf.  We know it’s there.  We know it contains whatever it is that isn’t good on some level for us.  Yet, we reach for it.  Why? Because we can?  And we say things to ourselves like, “I’ll deal with the consequences later” if there are any.  But we do it, again and again.  I find it a compelling subject to bring about to my blog today.   I know not everyone will agree to the subject because not everyone likes danger.  But for those of who do, is why I brought it up in the first place.  To me, danger represents a challenge.  A challenge to be more than I am in the present moment.  To explore who I am and what I am capable of.  I have limits, yes.  And I abide by them like any sane person would.  Exploration is part of why danger in our mind begins in the first place.  We are curious.  We want to see.  We want to feel.  We want to experience for ourselves why? How?  And when we find things that excite us, we become familiar with who we are.  We are building ourselves, like a temple.  We begin to understand who we are, who we can be, and what lengths we are willing to go to.  We all have limits, I believe.  They are our values, morals, traditions, or whatever else you can fit in there.  Our stopping line.  But even those can be challenged for some.  It all depends on who we are.  We won’t all do it, some of us stop and other continue.  It’s not whose braver or more stupid, it has nothing to do with it.  It’s a need to see and feel.  We are sensible characters and some, more than others, want to explore a lot.  There isn’t anything wrong with it, providing we are willing to endure the consequences.  To roll with the punches, I always say.  We all have levels of danger that we secretly have inside of us, like a gauge.  Some of us have small gauges and others have large ones with numbers that go high.  Our internal self knows how far to go.  That’s why we are built with feelings.  They tell us when enough is enough.

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