DANGER. STUPID. BLAH danger is being closer to death than you gotta. What's stupid about grabbing a buck-toothed spiny octopus with no gloves? 1.) you've got an interesting story (you become less boring) 2. The wisdom! The wisdom that you have gleamed and smelled the impermanence and fragility of our kind, been reminded of the fact, and continue on existing. They can be quite spiritual moments.