Some people think that risk-taking actions such as rock-climbing and
skydiving requires a lot of bravery, while others think this is not brave, but
simply foolish. Which view do you agree with and explain why.
A lot of experienced and inexperienced climb mountains every year, which one of the following adjectives would you use to describe this experience? Adventurous, frightening or foolish?
Well, I’d definitely call these people brave. My understanding of the word “bravery” is that one is ready to face and endure danger. And these people are doing just that. They are out there jumping off a cliff, or jumping down from a plane, all of which ①takes a lot of nerve.Compared to them, my life as an ordinary office worker would ②have nothing to do with the word “bravery”. Everyday I’d get up, ③commute to my company, and ④punch the clock. Even if I had the chance to go skydiving, I’d probably say no. So I’d⑤give them a thumbs up.
And as for the word “foolish”, I think we ⑥are not in the right position to call them that, because even if they are ⑦risking lives doing extreme sports, it’s their choices after all.