Some people need adventure more than others
Belinda Kirk has spent a lifetime involved in adventure. She's seen it change people first hand: turning the timid into the confident, the addicted into the recovering, and the lost into the intentionally wandering.
March's Adventure Revolution neatly draws her insights together, illuminating them with fabulous stories of the impact adventure has had on people's lives.
As we discovered when we met for our live conversation, some people need adventure more than others but usually they are the ones with the least opportunity to experience it.
What an inspiring and enlightening conversation this was, rooted in a discussion about flourishing and how adventure can play a massive part in that, Belinda was joined by Tessa Woodrow of the Youth Adventure Trust and Prof Helen Dodd of Exeter University.
We talked about:
- how often people say they are at their 'most alive' when adventuring
- positive psychology and how adventure helps us move 'north of neutral' and live our best lives
- how modern life makes us anxious by removing uncertainty, and why adventure is an antidote for this
- why diversity is so important in the outdoor community, and how we need to get past putting a few heroic adventures, usually able bodied middle-aged white guys, up on a pedestal
- how adventure and nature are healing experiences
And we managed all that without once mentioning Type Two Fun!
If you are interested in why adventure is more than just larking about out there, this is the conversation for you.
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