WARNING: You face the risk of injury or death by getting up out of bed this morning...

This would be hillarious if it weren't true. There is a private members bill warning people of the side effects of alcohol.

I've said time and time again that we live in a culture today that is obsessed with safety. People have to take risks everyday of their lives. Life is nothing but risk. You can get out of your bed in the morning and be as safety conscious as you want, and still get run over by a car crossing the street.

We're mortal. Someone else has control over our time of death. Suck it up and get over it.

What's worse is when governments start to say, in the case of space tourism, that we aren't allowed to take risks. They look at all these rocket barnstormers and worry about them blowing each other up. The awnser: regulation and some more regulation.

It's also a pervasive problem in aerospace. But that's another post.

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