Dispatches from District 48
Being young and fit leads to feelings of invincibility. Quick
recovery from most (minor) injuries further stokes confidence and risk
tolerance. What’s missing here (in a Bastiat sense) is the cracked skull video.
I liked floor and roller hockey, but stopped playing ~40 when
a cracked rib made it torture to breath for 2 weeks. In my 20’s, I recovered
from a simlilar injury in a couple days.
That said, extreme risk has a place: Military training,
human space travel, certain sports... The USA is, in the first two catagories,
kinda weenie-grade (thank you NASA and spineless military officers). On the
other end of the spectrum are Russian gun drills...
I don't know if anyone has told you or not but your site has some malware on it. It takes me to gogardenclub when I open it from feedly. Similar to what this post is saying: http://www.liberallylean.com/2015/05/gogardenclubcom-virus.html
Might be related to sitemeter plugin, if you have it installed.
I know it's not my computer since I just did a clean install of Xubuntu on Sunday.