No more than normal.Anyone Afraid of heights ?
NO!! That ain't even close to normal.Fancy doing this as a job ?
I'm scared of heights myself, but I can control it in some situations.No more than normal.
NO!! That ain't even close to normal.
When I was about 20 I discovered my mother was afraid of heights. I tried to teach her to snow ski, when we went on the chair lift she was terrified. At first I thought she was afraid of what we would encounter at the top, a normal thing for first time skiers. She finally admitted to me that she really was afraid of heights, and had managed to hide it for a long time. Never went on another ski lift ride with her.
I always feel like someone in my mind is telling me to jump, and I honestly , truly have to fight the demons to prevent myself from jumping, so I prefer to stay well away from the edge of the balcony if I'm up high...Yes it's the falling more than the height I think.
I believe it goes back to when we lived in the trees.
In high school a group of us went to the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC. The seats were stacked at such a steep angle that it took all the joy out of the performance. It felt as if you leaned forward you would crash onto the stage, Some sports venues are the same. No thank you.
It doesn't surprise me that you exercise some control over it. With the para-gliding---i would think the 'rush' of doing it counters the fear--with the anxiety being in fact part of the rush--because you're conquering it.I'm scared of heights myself, but I can control it in some situations.
Once upon a time I was too terrified to climb the stairs to get on the plane..., but I've come quite a way from that now, and I can para-glide and walk up the plane stairs easily , but I still can't stand out on a balcony more than 3 floors high without being scared to death I'm going to fall.... ..and as I watched this video my legs were literally turning to water... it's just insane... , I couldn't even watch to the end...
This reminded me of a short poem i read decades ago in a collection that was labeled 'suicide notes', can't recall author--no-one well known and only ever read this one piece of theirs:I always feel like someone in my mind is telling me to jump, and I honestly , truly have to fight the demons to prevent myself from jumping, so I prefer to stay well away from the edge of the balcony if I'm up high...