What I was most shocked by is what the event did to my psyche. The primal aspect of the event kicked my senses into overdrive and it made me feel really human for once. All I needed to care about was my physical body. Pushing it to its out-most limits cleansed my brain of impeding and frivolous thoughts. In essence, the only thought was survival, and that, surprisingly, felt better than thinking about any other “pressing” issue in my life.