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A question about adventurers

What causes a person to have that adventurous spirit?

The way they grew up?
They don't want to work?
It is in their DNA and they can't help it?
They just like seeing new places?
Their parents kicked them out of the house? (That is my excuse)
They drank too much whiskey one night and got this crazy idea in their head?
They are running from the law?
They like to eat strange foods and have diarrhea?
They have Scottish blood in them? Remember David Livingstone?

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What causes a person to have that adventurous spirit?

The way they grew up?
They don't want to work?
It is in their DNA and they can't help it?
They just like seeing new places?
Their parents kicked them out of the house? (That is my excuse)
They drank too much whiskey one night and got this crazy idea in their head?
They are running from the law?
They like to eat strange foods and have diarrhea?
They have English blood in them? Remember David Livingstone?

What has being English got to do with being an adventurer? And Livingstone was Scottish.
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The ability to laugh in the face of danger and cry at the roadside when it all gets a bit much.

Hyperactivity helps as well.
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Yep ADHD & a Bike does it for me!
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"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
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What causes a person to have that adventurous spirit?

The way they grew up? (check!)
They don't want to work? (check!)
It is in their DNA and they can't help it? (check!)
They just like seeing new places? (check!)
Their parents kicked them out of the house? (That is my excuse) (check!)
They drank too much whiskey one night and got this crazy idea in their head? (check!)
They are running from the law?(check!)
They like to eat strange foods and have diarrhea?(check!)
They have English blood in them? Remember David Livingstone? (any WARM blood, I think, is an excuse)

Although, I too blame being hyperactive. My therapist says I'm allowed, its not my fault.

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What has being English got to do with being an adventurer? And Livingstone was Scottish.
Ummmm....it was a joke! BTW, us Brazilians don`t know the difference between a Scott and an Englishman, they look and sound the same to us!

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Wink Och, here's a couple of more, and one's a Jock

Hi Bamaboy,

Two more RTW people:-

BBC NEWS | Americas | Adventurer Fossett declared dead

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Scot smashes world cycle record

Yes, there was a guy called Scott (in Antartica around 1912), but I don't think he was a Scot (funny old world).

I expect we can all think of a few more people who tick some or all of your boxes
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Yep ADHD & a Bike does it for me!
A G R E E D !!
That and a mum who couldn't afford to take me and my sister 'out' to places in the summer holiday from the ages of 6+ so instead taught us to map read and how to make camp fires...

End result: 1 Ex army son, with a passion for bikes and travelling, and 1 Captain as a Sister with a Passion for travelling on her 3rd tour of Iraq
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A G R E E D !!
That and a mum who couldn't afford to take me and my sister 'out' to places in the summer holiday from the ages of 6+ so instead taught us to map read and how to make camp fires...

End result: 1 Ex army son, with a passion for bikes and travelling, and 1 Captain as a Sister with a Passion for travelling on her 3rd tour of Iraq
Metus! You dont want to agree to ADHD! Thats just an excuse and a copout for people who are antisocial. And there's a new acronym comes along every month - its just a fashion.
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It's a wiring problem, there is an extra connection between the curiosity switch and your eye's which produces an override signal to the brain causing it to constantly want to know what over the horizon, which in turn produces a signal triggering itchiness of the feet, and an overwhelming desire to climb on a bike and ride off.

Or we suffer from dromomania n. An uncontrollable impulse or desire to wander or travel.
Main Entry: dro•mo•ma•nia
Pronunciation: "dräm-&-'mA-nE-&, "drOm-
Function: noun
: an exaggerated desire to wander [/SIZE]

Source: The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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....You dont want to agree to ADHD! Thats just an excuse and a copout for people who are antisocial.....
Ah, the funny Cammy lady came out to play!

And you are soooo spot on!

Still - I'd rather make an EXCUSE for being antisocial - than just be plain nasty to the core...

At least nutters on medication, do something about their state --- its the bitter, undiagnosed a***s that really need help.

Don't you agree???

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"--its the bitter, undiagnosed a***s that really need help---"



I think you "hit the nail on the head" there impasto !
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Metus! You dont want to agree to ADHD! Thats just an excuse and a copout for people who are antisocial. And there's a new acronym comes along every month - its just a fashion.
Fashionable? I'm Fashionable?! My girlfriend would never agree!!!!
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