“Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high.”
Fascinating little documentary film published by The New York Times about regular folks facing their fears and deciding whether or not to jump from a 10-meter platform (33ft).
“We think it elucidates something essentially human, that transcends culture and origins. Overcoming our most cautious impulses with bravery unites all humankind. It’s something that has shaped us through the ages.”
They believe that peer pressure and the presence of cameras motivated some jumpers, which is especially pertinent to our audience of skiers and snowboarders roving the mountains of the world with their GoPro clad friends:
“Ultimately, about 70 percent of those who climbed did jump. We noticed that the presence of the camera as well as the social pressure (from those awaiting their turn beside the pool) pushed some of the participants to jump, which made their behavior even more interesting.”
*remember folks, pushing yourself to exceed your perceived limitations can be one of the most liberating feelings that you will ever experience but you should never feel like you have to perform for cameras or your friends. Challenging yourself is what life is all about, but do so in a safe and measured way.