An adventure defines an exciting or unusual experience. It can also indicate a daring and risky undertaking with an uncertain outcome. The term is also often used to refer to activities with some potential physical danger, such as skydiving, rafting, mountaineering or participation in other extreme sports. The term also generally refers to any venture that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life events.
What are some characteristics of an adventurous experience?
The adventurous experience creates psychological and physiological excitement, which can be “negative” (e.g.: fear) or “positive” (e.g.: competitive trance). For some people, adventure is an important exercise in personal development. The politician and adventurer André Malraux, in his “The Human Condition” (1933) put it this way: “If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?”. Similarly, Helen Keller declared that “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”.
Outdoor adventurous activities are usually for recreational purposes or in search of thrill: examples are adventure tourism. Adventurous activities can also bring benefits in terms of knowledge, such as those undertaken by explorers and pioneers. Adventure education intentionally uses stimulating experiences to extend learning.
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