17-year-old twin brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell tragically died Saturday morning after going down a bobsled track at a Canadian Olympic Park and crashing into a metal wall that was secured by a chain. Six others were injured, some seriously.
They weren’t supposed to be there – it was after hours. However, the twins were employed there in the past so they knew how to enter the park. What they didn’t know is that there was a gate blocking the track, which is what they collided with. The Caldwell twins were reportedly great kids, heavily involved in school and were also the park’s hill ambassadors.
Some think that the boys are getting glorified, and that this was an act of stupidity. On the other hand, it is known that the teenage brain is not fully developed yet. At this age, there’s more dopamine, which is responsible for feelings of pleasure. Teens require more stimulation to achieve pleasure, which is why teens do risky things.
Are these teens being too glorified after doing something reckless? Do you have your own story involving risky teen adventures?
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