Gil fell off a cliff

Episode 76,  Apr 09, 2021, 07:00 AM

Imagine walking along a trail near the edge of a cliff with a steep dropoff. Suddenly your footing slips, you have nothing to grab on to, and you’re in free fall for a few seconds, and you land 100 feet (30 meters) on the rocks below. Gil told me exactly what that was like, from first-hand experience.

When I was a kid and even as a young adult, I had no fear of heights. I was always climbing trees, climbing all over the roof of our house, never had a second thought or any fear about it.
Then, when I was 30, something happened that changed that. I fell off a ladder. You can get the full story by listening to the podcast.
The thing is, what happened to me wasn’t even that bad. But imagine you’re walking along a trail, and there’s no guardrail next to it, and the other side of that trail is a 100 foot drop, which is about 30 meters, and the bottom of that is rocks. And suddenly you get too close to the edge, and you start to lose your footing.
That’s what happened to Gil.
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We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.