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How Sky Diving Cured My Depression

IT COMPLETELY CHANGED MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FEAR, WHICH HAD BECOME A VERY REGULAR PART OF MY DAILY LIFE THROUGH THE DEPRESSED PERIOD.

The door swung open 13,000 feet above the Arabian Peninsula, and I was sure this was the worst decision I had made in my entire life. Hindsight has since proven the opposite, but in the moment I recall my uneasiness multiplying as I noticed how calm everyone else in the plane seemed, looking almost like commuters even as one side of the aircraft is replaced by open blue sky high above the Dubai desert.

Suddenly a man in a jumpsuit over by the open door shouted something,

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