Conor Daly, a 31 year old IT Project Manager from Dublin, has suddenly realised that his life is incredibly boring, after buying himself a brand new GoPro Hero 4.
The action cameras are a popular choice for people engaging in extreme sports and dangerous risk taking activities, which was one of the inspiring factors that made Daly make the purchase.
After watching a series of adrenaline fuelled GoPro videos on YouTube, Daly gladly forked over close to €500 after buying the camera and a series of accessories.
As soon as he got home however, it became apparent that Conor’s life doesn’t resemble anything close to the videos he watched and he wouldn’t be able to recreate any of excitement or adventure in his own life.
Commenting he said:
“It’s actually one of the most depressing things I’ve ever bought. I was so excited when I was buying it at first, full of a zest for life I haven’t had for years. But when I got home and took everything out of the box, I realised that I’m actually not that interesting or adventurous. I stay in most nights and I’m afraid of taking any sort of risks.”
Daly, a risk averse, physically awkward procrastinator, is in fact terrified of speed, heights, stepping outside his comfort zone and trying anything new.
The most exhilarating thing he captured was this shot of a road.
Daly won’t be returning the camera, as the risk of confrontation in a shop is far too great for him to handle.
He does have plans to document his own daily adventures with his newly bought camera. He wants to do a POV video of him changing the toner in work and a time-lapse of him hovering.
He hopes that the videos will be hugely successful as they are “more relatable to the average GoPro owner than wing suit jumping”.