As a young child I've always felt dull inside. As long as I can remember I never really got excited about anything. The seldom times I was excited was because I my adrenaline was coursing through my veins. Adrenaline has extremely animalistic priorities when your body releases it into your blood stream. Everyone has adrenaline just like animals do. Adrenaline was designed as a warning, a warning that danger is coming way. The idea behind danger was, fight or flight. When adrenaline is release, an animal decides whether it's going to put up a fight with the troubled situation, or simply just run away from the problem.
From a very young age, I wanted to fly. I mean, haven't you dreamed of flying? When i think of flying it reminds me of a bird or Batman soaring through the are at terminal velocities. If you asked a scientist if humans can fly, it would be a resounding no. It's not physically possible. Then it dawned on me, not all birds can fly. I felt as thought I was the bird that couldn't fly. I was the ostrich. The ostrich is a bird that can't fly. To a certain degree, I sympathized for the ostrich family. Why can't they fly, they are birds after all. But there are things that are just as close to flying.
As I said before I put myself in dangerous situations for the rush. So the first thing I could do to get an idea of what it felt like to be a bird was skydive. It was an incredible feeling, none like you'll ever experience unless you do it. The fact is you'll never feel more alive for the rest of your life. It's only until you think you're going to die that you chance your perspective regarding life, after skydiving again, and again, and again. I had a new appreciation for life. Near death experiences, made me value the small time we have on earth.
I started researching new ways to get my adrenaline. The next thing I tried was speed-flying. It's a combination between paragliding and skiing. Basically you spread the parachute so it's completely open. You start skiiing. Once you hit a reasonable speed you can pull on the handles controlling the parachute. The air below the parachute is trapped so when you pull down, it actually levitates you and you start you descend. Normally, skiiers can ski through certain terrains do to cliffs. But speed-flying allows you to literally glide down the areas you can't ski down.
But I still haven't flown yet. There is a way and it uses a wing-suit. Basically, when you jump into the wing-suit it traps air inside the suit. The suit becomes compressed, and gives the person lift and control. When you jump off the cliff you can reach speeds up to 120 MPH. At the correct angle, you can fly in a descending 200 feet per minute allowing you to literally fly. In order to be able to do this safely, one needs to have more than 200 skydiving jumps beforehand. I'm still waiting until the day I can fly.