I attached these photo's on Facebook today. I was surprised by some peoples reaction. Their reaction was fear. Fear that if they travelled by ship, this might happen to them.
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I have been on a number of cruises over the years. I've travelled by plane, train, automobile and by ship. Never have l felt scared that l may not arrive at my destinations. That perhaps l was taking my life into my own hands. If anything, l was excited about the possibilities of the trip, not just the destination, but about the journey.
I can't imagine not doing something out of fear. I won't bungee jump, it's not out of fear, l just have no desire to do it. Now parachuting out of a plane, l would like to do that. I think its the view and the floating sensation that attracts me to parachuting. Bungee is too abrupt for me.
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One of my cruises l sat at a table in the dinning room of a couple that had actually been on a cruise where the ship had sunk. It was an Asian cruise and many years ago now. They had a great story, and were very entertaining the whole trip and they were full of life. It didn't scare them to get back on a ship. They didn't travel with fear.
I think when you can live through moments that are scary, they actually make you stronger and more alive.