Originally Posted by rognvald
For you to compare our Founding Fathers, who were the best and brightest of our country's citizens, with corn-brained reality TV "stars" who are being paid for their stunts to satiate the needs of a society of brain dead mushroom heads is patently absurd. It is called a non sequitur in philosophy. To call these goons people with "adventure in their blood" is to call a beaten and abused circus dancing bear a marvel of nature. Good luck, good sailing and if you're looking for heros . . . you won't find them on TV.
This was said tongue-in-cheek as a gross exaggeration. I guess you failed to see any humor
in it. The point I was trying to make is that if our founding fathers were a bunch of wimps worrying about risk management when they could have safely stayed in the comforts of their own home. As for being corn-brained? Lets see. our founding fathers decided to put every man, woman and child in the colonies at risk. Half the full time population was for freedom, the other half which they actually did fight at times was for staying with the British. Then there were the British troops that were here and the potential of fighting the entire British Empire. This was crazy and suicidal by any standards. Theoretically, they had no chance at all of surviving. What we think is dumb and unachievable, others don't. I'm not into climbing so I see climbing Mt. McKinley and Everest as pointless. I also see nothing wrong with it if someone else wants to do it. When these climbers get in trouble they are prepared for consequences which can include death. Although they don't count on being rescued at the onset of the climb, many do get rescued and some don't.
Just because you view these reality TV guys as a bunch of dumb-asses does not mean they are not adventurous, brave and bold. I'm also sure that many of them earn more than most of us.
Do you think our founding fathers were a bunch of wimps that never did any hair-brained things in their lifetime?
Wimps rarely amount to anything. As a side note, I will again remind you that I never watch any of those dumb reality shows. Just not my thing.