Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Australia - the Great Nanny State

I can't believe the media have recently published articles on my two pet gripes: The Great Nanny State and bike lanes in Sydney!
Skinned knees and sometimes broken arms were a rite of passage when growing up. There is a large body of opinion that the removal of 'risk' has consequences later in life as kids don't learn cause and effect at an early age.
With the very best of intentions, lawmakers have created a 'safe' society - thereby eliminating risk. Our children have being cottonwooled.
But what will the long term effect be...are we also eliminating commonsense from evolution? And freedom and fun!

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