100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself #44.

When the incomparable B.B. King sang “The Thrill Is Gone” he was lamenting the loss of a love, not a life, but the latter certainly applies.

Remove the thrill from anything, whether it be an affair, a career, certainly a  marriage, and it becomes not only mind-numbing but a burden we soon tire of carrying.

#44: The Thrill, Babay!

So how exactly does one put the thrill back into an existence? Bare knuckles street fighting against twelve hobos simultaneously? Chicken wrangling – Rocky style? Competitive blindfolded underwater basket weaving in an electrified pool? 


That works too…

The thrill of choice will depend entirely on your personal preferences (and tolerance for pain) and background. And yes, I realize I’m being general here; each of the reasons for living we’ve already covered can be considered a “thrill”, but a post doesn’t have to be long to be entertaining, right? I’ve made a similar argument to my wife hundreds of times and it didn’t fly with her either…

It’s important to acknowledge that becoming an adrenaline junkie can be perceived as a form of suicide but moderation is the key to everything, folks. Find something, anything, that gets that ole ticker of yours racing and embrace it. (Unless it’s your neighbor’s wife, of course) All you need is something to open your eyes to life’s beauty and to remind you that you only get one shot (that we know of) to live a full life.

See you in the lobby, friends…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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10 Responses to 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself #44.

  1. This was a “Look life in the eye,” kind of post. Good advice. Find a thrill.

  2. Doug in Oakland says:

    Moderation, baby. Just enough thrills to keep the spice in your taco works for me. Hell, sometimes I appreciate it when it’s boring, too, but I’m kinda old…

  3. Ah yes! I used to tear down the slopes of ski resorts, drive way too fast (when no cops were in sight), and enjoy watching clay pigeons become pulverized by my 12 gauge shot gun. Those were the days. These days my thrills are much tamer in many ways, yet much more magical.

    Another great one!

  4. Dave Ply says:

    True that, it’s the simple pleasures that make a life. The big thrills are fun too, but expecting a steady dose of that is a recipe for disappointment.

  5. Taking a day trip to go somewhere I haven’t been… like a beach or a bushwalk. That’s a kick 😉

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