When I was younger, I would have dismissed these stunts with some nerdy, smarmy snark, but as I age I appreciate physical skill more and more. Life is for living, and these guys have reached goals that are not only fulfilling for them, but inspiring and entertaining for others, as well, including me. Some of these are clearly fake, but they all make for good viewing.
A great list here called, “50 Reasons We’re Living Through the Greatest Period in World History,” focusing on medical and technological advances, quite rightly. We have now basically become the gods of the ancients, able to do unimaginably fantastic things.
It’s not just the lifestyle progress, though. I’m reminded of a remark the historian Will Durant made when asked what the greatest period in history was. He replied that it was today, because we have the largest inheritance of cultural experience and creations of any civilization.
Which brings us back to technological progress–the Internet brings us so much of that inheritance with ease and panache.
Graphic showing 35 simple productivity tips. Saved to hard drive.
‘Nevada’s best-kept secret’ offers hiking, camping and stargazing. Note to self: visit ASAP!
“The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience” Many of these are truly wonderful–thought-provoking and humbling.