This is just another one of those random waterfall thingies that you happen to come across when your traipsing through the Peruvian Rainforest. Seriously, for those of you who have never been to the rain forest, I feel really bad for you. It’s one of the coolest places you’ll ever go. I think that I’d wanted to go to a place with rainforest ever since I saw the first five minutes of Indiana Jones (the part where he’s running with that precious golden relic like it’s a football…what a great archaeologist!).
When I first started going to the Jungle, I never planned it. I just went. Crazy obnoxious people from the US would always tell me about the dangers that I would face there, and it was always something stupid that they’d either seen on the Discovery channel, or on some idiotic Hollywood movie starring “The Rock.”
“Oh,” they’d say, “you’ll catch one of those fish that crawls up your penis and lays eggs in your bladder.”
I really can’t understand how the vast majority of people live these lives of (Ok…quiet desperation…thanks HDT!) absolute terror. I mean, why sit around and worry day after day about these non-existant threats? And worse, people then turn around and JUDGE you for doing something THEY think is reckless. Well, who the hell are they? The only thing that’s being improperly analyzed is THEIR view of the world. There’s danger EVERYWHERE, you might as well have a look at the rainforest before some street creatures jump out of the alley in the supposedly safe urban community you live in and grab you!
You know, when I get a little bit scared of all my choices and the imminent failure that just about everybody seems to tip-toe and whisper about (“those of which we do not speak…SHHHH”) I just remember that if things get really bad, I can just camp out under a bridge somewhere and be a drug addict or an alcoholic. I mean…sheesh…the methods do exist to take the pain away, so you might as well swing for the fences…see what I’m saying?
You know, being ultra conservative isn’t any kind of strategy for avoiding bad things either. Just ask any NFL coach who employed the “prevent” defense at any time in the last fifteen years.
You know what happened to them don’t you?
This whole rant makes sense in MY world…welcome to it!