When someone does rock climbing, are they stupid? Or do they get pleasure from something I do not understand?
When jogging in the desert, I never take a cell phone with me. It could save my life someday, in case of a heart attack or a really bad fall, and it weighs almost nothing...but I would HATE jogging with a cell phone. Am I dumb as a stump, or do I find much of my pleasure in being free from modern society as I jog? It weighs almost nothing, it could potentially save my life...but hell will freeze over before I take one with me on a run! I don't even take any water with me. It seems a part of my pleasure comes from it being ME against the DESERT, without any backup.
Wearing a helmet doesn't spoil the pleasure of riding for me....but then, many runners wouldn't be bothered by having a cell phone and a pint of water with them while jogging in a desert. Why denigrate someone for taking pleasure from something that we do not?
first off, we're talking about children not wearing helmets. any parent with a child not wearing a helmet in any number of sports is dumb. as a stump. a rock. whatever. and I'll argue it in person too. kids depend on ADULTS for their cues, their safety, their lives. adults have no business being cavalier about their kid's brains.
the motorcycle riders, ya...I know...I KNOW. and ya...it's all on them. yes it is. except I'll be driving along, doing my 80 on the interstate and I'm going to be zoom passed by two kids on a motorcycle, having the best time int he world, not a care in the world, no helmets...and I look at that and I think, that egg could crack and that would be a sad state and all that carefree could be totally done.
maybe it's darwin, you know. maybe it's okay. maybe so long as it's not mine, why should I care. but i care. I see motorcycle guys and they WEAR those helmets, old as they are. they want to be riding until they can't see the road in front of them. they're not stupid. hitting the skull on a hard surface makes dents in the skull, rearranges the grey matter, sometimes in a not good way.
b, I know and you know...you're not dumb. I get what you're saying about civilization. but I'll tell you this, if you were emergency dismounted and on your back and hurting in the glorious wilderness you might feel otherwise. if something happened to you, your family would wish you had had one with you. and I'll tell you as someone I admire, I think you shouldn't be so stubborn. but you're a grown man.
look...as far as phones - shut the **** thing off. shove it in a little case you can attach to your boot. cause if you're emergency dismounted, mia doesnt know how to use a phone if it's attached to her.
I may be right. I may be wrong. but I don't think in this I am. ERR on the side of the brain. ERR on the side of caution. it's all that stands between us and not being able to do a ****ed thing for ourselves for the rest of our lives.