Health and Safety Gone Mad

The world is obsessed with risk assessments and safety protocols.  Whether this is because the powers that be seriously care about the welfare of the general population, or whether manufacturers are petrified of getting sued should something go wrong is debatable.  It remains, however, that we cannot even cross a road or walk on play surfaces anymore without thinking of our safety and that of people around us.  This is so different from how things were in the past, that it may be difficult to understand how the vast majority of adults in the world today actually managed to survive into adulthood.

What I Was Allowed to Do

What I was allowed to do as a child will not be very different from most children, with a few notable exceptions due to the fact that I was brought up in West Africa.  Hence, what I was allowed to do that most people wouldn’t be at my age was regularly clime a 50 foot high mango tree (to the top of course) and sit on an actual, living crocodile.

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