You cannot be this obtuse. There is a HUGE distinction between taking risks for money, to provide for family, and being a daredevil for no other reason than an adrenaline addiction. One is a calculated risk, done to meet one's obligations to provide for your family and its future. The other is a potential abandoning of those obligations by putting your life at unnecessary risk. When you're married with children, your life is not entirely your own. A large part of what you are belongs to your spouse and children. We're an individualistic culture so that goes down hard for some people, but it's the truth. It's one thing to risk that for a reward that will help those people your life belongs to. If you die, you died for something. But if you take yourself away from your family by doing something stupid with no end goal worth the struggle, to die for nothing, you have robbed your family of something VERY important in their own lives, and done it for no reason, and even if it's not polite to mention it after the fact, it's still an important consideration when it comes to athletes like Mr. Halladay. Lots of athletes after retirement still feel the need for that adrenaline high that they got from playing, and don't know how to get it. But there's got to be a better way to requite that need than throwing your life away doing daredevil stunts. As a father your life does not belong to you. It belongs to your family and you have no right to take it away from them. That HAS to be a factor in the decisionmaking process of any father.