How to Live Dangerously PDF/EPUB Û How to Epub /

How to Live Dangerously PDF/EPUB Û How to Epub /

How to Live Dangerously [BOOKS] ✯ How to Live Dangerously By Warwick Cairns – Afraid of flying Forty percent of Americans are Yet you'd have to fly every day for the next 26000 years to assure yourself of dying in a crash A leisurely canoe ride is than 100 times deadlier Think Afraid of flying Forty percent of Americans are Yet you'd have to fly every day for the next years to assure yourself of dying in a crash A leisurely canoe ride is How to Epub / than times deadlier Think city streets are unsafe You're likely to come to harm in your own home where every year you stand a in chance of being injured by your bed mattress or pillows—and each year Americans die in accidents involving soft furnishingsWe live in a world governed by fear where packets of peanuts may contain nuts and children must be ever on the alert to stranger danger And yet life expectancy has never been higher Crime rates have plunged Even unintentional injuries are down So if we're so safe why are we so afraid How to Live Dangerously is a hilarious straight talking look at the things that terrify us It considers life's real risks not to mention the often ridiculous methods we've contrived to keep ourselves safe It encourages you to ignore fearmongers and embrace a new kind of freedom in which we all worry a little less—and live a whole lot.

10 thoughts on “How to Live Dangerously

  1. Syafiqa Syafiqa says:

    Love it Makes you rethink about safety and human preceptions We don't take responsibility of our own safety so when a woman sued McDonald after she put a cup of hot coffee on her lap in the car and spilled she won Authorities make all sorts of regulations to keep people safe Most amazinglythe Dutch has proven through experiments that in order to make roads saferit has to be made dangerous we really should consider that for our roads Againlove reading this Recommended

  2. Paul Paul says:

    I would have given this 5 but for the evolutionary speculation about the structure and function of the brain came to be and this from the author of the blog post An Atheist’s Guide to Lucky Pigs I think the sheer unlikeliness of this explanation of humans so unlikely that I can safely ignore it The rest of the book is excellent One reviewer has described it as a rant but a rant is what is needed The point does need to be made repeatedly and what is that point We have been increasingly made to fear death by statistically very unlikely causes like falling off your bicycle to the point where we ignore the statistically proven and far greater benefits of riding the same bike Worse still perhaps is what we are doing to our children denying them unstructured by us and unsupervised play Kids are getting obese dysfunctional and unable to assess riskLiving dangerously is good for you

  3. Erin Erin says:

    This book was Cairns rant about how society is going down the tube because fear had overtaken our lives While he makes some good points and uses many examples to back uo his claims the book gets tiresome Pretty much this is his soapbox and it is one long rant against everything causing fear from kidnapping to fast food to death He discusses how everyone sues everyone else and how likely we are to die from something It read too much like a rant

  4. Jenny Jenny says:

    I enjoyed this book which was recommended by the author of Free Range Kids which I previously loved and reviewed The author discusses the paradox of fear within our society namely that we spend entirely too much time worrying about violent accidents and deaths to the point that we have created an unsafe world for ourselves and our children by not taking small risks going outside playing and giving freedoms to our children In the latter for example statistics show that we fear boogeymen so much that collectively we don't let our children play outside at least not without constant supervision which stifles them both physically and cognitively ultimately leading to unhealthy lives that might well lead to their premature deaths from the likes of heart disease and diabetes This threat is far statistically likely than that our children will be abducted The author spoke in depth about our involvement in media sources the attachment we let ourselves feel to the few victims out there and why our brains then begin assuming that violence is the way the entire world works It just isn't so however The book was written in easy collouial British style with self deprecating humor I recommend itFavorite uotesIf you experience the world through the television through the Internet and through newspapers you will see a very different world to the one that you actually live in and you will experience every single day all sorts of emotions brought about by dangers that you are never likely to come across in your daily life even if you should live to be a hundred years old or Whether we're talking about whether to travel to work by bike or by car or whether to let our children go out to play the theme is this that we overestimate massively the risk of a sudden violent death on the roads or at the hands of bad people and we underestimate to a shocking degree the very real risks to our health our well being and our sanity that we bring upon ourselves and our families through trying to keep away from everything we imagine to be dangerous To put it another way the we try to avoid danger the dangerous life becomesThe immediate and realistic the media the you can put names and faces to the people involved and the you feel you know the victims the worse it gets and the you feel a palpable threat to your own safety and that of your family

  5. Marshal Marshal says:

    I really enjoyed this book Cairns paints a sobering picture of our society full of cowards and busybodies including everything from unnecessary regulations to overbearing well meaning parents We find fear in things that are safe and inadvertently find safety in dangerous options If this book taught me anything it is that humans are not instinctively good at assessing riskThis is a great and uick read that may open your eyes to a world that is not uite as dangerous as you first thought

  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    Interesting information about the science of fear Insight into why we are afraid of things that aren't really dangerous and not afraid of things that are actually dangerous Good insight about helicopter parenting how it creates a false sense of security and doesn't prepare kids to understand and react to real danger Written with a sense of humor Reminds me a bit of Malcolm Gladwell

  7. Kristina Brown Kristina Brown says:

    We live in an increasingly paranoid world This book takes a look at why that's happened Essentially the animal part of our brain reacts to media reports of kidnappings etc as if they were happening within our pack group not as distant events Hence we are paranoid our children will be abducted A good read for the curious

  8. Annie Annie says:

    This was a uick easy read full of common sense with interesting insights into how our perceptions of what is safe or dangerous vary from the actual risksI recommend it as an aid to getting things into perspective

  9. Susan Susan says:

    This was a fun uick read that reminds me of what ought to be common sense anything taken to an extreme is unsafe even safety We're better of just living our lives and allowing our kids to do so without constantly worrying about whether our activities homes etc are safe

  10. Kevin Hale Kevin Hale says:

    Loved this book Points out how our hyper safety consciousness is inconsistent and overrated Example More kids suffer head injuries falling off of playground euipment versus falling off a bike but we never make our kids wear helmets on their swing sets

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