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1.Q Tell me about the first time you remember being thrilled.
1.A A I was in a pram on a ramp being pushed down by mom. I saw a white hole in the dark sky(it was night time) and got a shock. asked in some mumbly way what the hell that was and mom said very slowly (very slowly): MOOOOOON……MOOOOOON
2.Q What’s the slightest thing to have thrilled you?
2.A Changing gears on my bike with the outmost precision. nice
3.Q What’s the most frightening yet thrilling thing you’ve done?
3.A Being a carpenter on scaffolds and making suspended floors with no harness.
4.Q Tell me why you’re not completely sensible.
4.A I was a macho man, but also I was nice to actually construct what I was standing on, if that makes any sense. nice to close me eyes at times and convince/trick myself that instead of above a several feet drop, I was just standing on my bed. if you close your eyes you could just be anywhere.
5.Q What’s the most uninhibited thing you’ve ever done?
5.A Run naked and drunk in the high street of a mountain resort in the Italian Alps full of people wearing fur coats on Christmas Eve.
6.Q What have you considered doing for pleasure but were too concerned about the risks?
6.A Dive head first


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7.Q Describe the event in one sentence (there’s time to expand later)
7.A Using a hand catapult with a steel bull bearing aiming at the unknown
8.Q Tell me a bit about yourself around this time.
8.A I was 13(?), and was trying several times to smash the neighbours windows with my latest catapult and also finding ways to understand what it meant to feel responsibility towards others….
9.Q List the sequence of events leading up to your thrill. Try to remember how you felt at each stage. The smallest detail could be important (this is your chance to expand).

First I got my catapult and shot with steel bull bearings at the windows in the house opposite. missed few times. felt bad and unfulfilled. just wanted to hear that glass smash.

Second, thought about god and my Christian upbringing and, well, felt a bit restricted in some sense. I got daring and built a little courage to discover the unknown.

Third, I thought of the longest catapult throw I could do, something unique and, well, thrilling enough. I saw a house, another high rise, in the front of our house and decided to throw beyond it and aim my bull bearing to go over it and down into the street below. I felt good but hesitated and wondered about God. but hey I had to do it, was getting very excited.

Fourth, I just did it. tried to hear with trepidation the sound of the bull bearing, ….. did not hit the house…..it must have gone beyond it…….yes it has….. ……. ……. ….. it was too far away to hear it land in the street below….i was so excited and ….well. started feeling guilty and bad for my mom, and for the possible victim of my throw…..listened with fear for the possible sound of ambulances or police……luckily nothing…..nothing…..all cool, but hey, was still worried……

Fifth: that was the last time I threw bull bearings. never told this story before, and I think doing that was a self taught way of analysing the weird concept of human responsibility and human boundaries.
no one was hurt in the making of this real story, and it is recommended that you do not try this in the safety of your lives/homes.

10.Q What were your thoughts and feelings at the precise moment of thrill?
10.A Silence, had to hear the bull bearing, wind, distance, I was taking a risk, I followed that bull bearing trajectory so close, I felt quite light and not really present, as if I wasn’t there. maybe trying to blame someone else. but felt very light and as if I had released a block inside, and also exploring the world around you is quite nice.
11.Q What did you do afterwards?
11.A Listened to the news on tv and waited in total fear for the news of a tragedy in the street of the bull bearing. luckily nothing came up.
12.Q What were the risks?
12.A Murder and malicious damage
13.Q What did you imagine other people thought of you during and after the event?
13.A In jail, even juvenile place, people would have not liked me
14.Q How often do you think about the event, and why?
14.A Quite often, if I think about responsibility and human boundaries
15.Q Some people probably don’t understand how such a thing can thrill you; explain it to them.
15.A It was quite innocent of me at that age and well, I had to try it to know better. the thrill was in the shot. it is such a light feeling. you just follow the projected object with your whole self. try archery pal.
16.Q What three changes could have made the experience better, and why?
16.A a Chinese hand-catapult master
b few smashed windows
c a prize for the best shot
  Is there anything you want to add?
  Don’t tell the Italian police and don’t judge me.
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