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“The activity itself enables experiences that are beyond the everyday. People talk about their senses being alive, about being able to see things much more clearly. It gives them a glimpse of what it means to be human as in the capacities they have that we don’t tap into in everyday life.”
- Eric Brymer, psychologist, on the effects of extreme-sports
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What attracts many to become extreme sports athletes is something akin to the flowlike state provided by mindful meditation, one in which you’re so in the moment that everything else drops away.
Many extreme athletes are careful and thoughtful planners, and avoid thrill-seekers when possible.
People assume that extreme sports athletes have no fear, but fear is an important part of the experience. Fear makes them more alert to potential threats and mistakes and, when the conditions aren’t right, it often leads them to give up an attempt.
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