TV influences us all...I was going to take a SW safety/rescue course as I used to think that was best if your a yaker but now I know you just have to join the Army...and why in the hell did I spend money on a helmut when you don't even need one. I wanna be an EXTREME kayaker like the guy I saw on the news!!!
"I've learned to not panic under pressure"
You've obviously not learned to take a boof stroke, wear a helmut, or not be a frecking idiot. Jesus the level (i.e., sheer magnitude) of stupidity in some people is amazing!