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I've had just about enough of the stories on the BBC which ends with "the government should do something about this." I'm referring to the incessant torrent of dog bites, child seats, obese people, etc., where we're forced to hear of yet another example of an unsafe situate from which the public needs to be protected.
It's time to take on some personal responsibility. If you’re going to take your children out into the world, what happens to them is your responsibility. Yes, it's true that there are some things that you cannot control. But the notion that the government should control them is ludicrous. Do you really want to live in a nanny state?
Car crashes happen, drunks drive, dogs bite. That's been part of our world since Adam and Eve. Only you can provide a safe place for your family. Do not rely on others to make things safe for you.
Don't blame your government...Finally, accept that we live in an imperfect and occasionally dangerous society. For the most part, safety measures are only an illusion designed for our temporary comfort.
Seat belts on planes, street crossings with flashing lights, and virus protection on computers - these things are all just the best guess at solutions for problems which are truly larger than life.
Set an example in which you accept responsibility for what you do, and also for what happens to you and those you care for. Don't blame your government. It's just common sense.