Vail Daily letter: Personal judgment calls
Vail, CO, Colorado
I just wanted to chime in about the great helmet debate, as I have seen it now from a variety of angles. Not sure if this will have any impact, but since I’m writing this, I hope it does.
We as a society have gone over the top to try and make everyone’s lives safe. It’s wonderful, but in some cases we have gone so far that perhaps we have weakened ourselves.
No one wants to be responsible for themselves anymore. We are slowly being conditioned to believe someone else has taken all the hazards out of our lives. And if they are not gone then someone else is at fault, certainly not us.
Through education and experience, it is up to us as individuals to make the right decision to protect themselves and not be told we have to. With that in mind there will be greater impact.
On that note I’m all for proper protection, but using our own common sense when we should utilize it. Not because someone is forcing us to.