Re: Some questions on this ND tragedy
Brutus, I understand and agree with your points on blame and personal responsibility. But I think what we've got here, and other situations similar to this, is a big case of hubris. We never think that stuff like this would actually happen to us.
I can think of a lot of really stupid things that I've done in the past for a coach, employer or just because I'm an idiot and got away with it even though I probably shouldn't have. We put ourselves in dangerous situations every day but I don't think it's because of a lack of personal responisbility, we just think that the worst could never happen to us.
I agree that the kid should have never been in the tower if they are only meant to withstand winds of 25 MPH but I'm not sure it can be pinned on the kid's lack of personal responsibility...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"