There is something about adventurists that is different then the rest of society. When most people would rather be in a warm comfortable house, we’d still rather be outside enjoying nature and exploring. The world is better seen through a windshield or camera then a computer screen or TV for adventurers.
I suspect we are descendants of Sir Francis Drake, Lewis & Clark, and the great, great grandsons and daughters of the overland emigrants settling the west in covered wagons. It’s likely that we’ve always had it in our DNA to seek out adventure. There is a fire inside of us that can not be appeased with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids, a 401K and a cubicle.