Inspired by Free-Range Kids, I'm going to encourage other adults to take a walk on the wild side today. To undertake at least one activity loaded with perceived (mostly artificial or vastly overstated) risks.
Some fun ideas I've compiled:
- Go for a run/walk in your neighbourhood, alone, without a cellphone. Bonus points for doing it after dark.
- Don't renew your CAA membership.
- Eat a hotdog from a streetmeat stand.
- Don't follow all 7 recommended steps to a perfect hand washing technique.
- Have more than one glass of wine in a single evening.
- Eat the skin on your roasted chicken or fat on your steak.
- Talk to a stranger.
- Bake something with "expired" eggs.
- Dye your eyebrows with a do-it-yourself hair dye kit.
- Stop using your home and car alarms.
- Spend some time in the sun without sunscreen.
- Get a tattoo.
Or, just be a bad-ass like me and fill up your (BPA-free) water bottle at the regularly quality-tested water fountain rather than the (never-cleaned, sits in the sun all day, very likely never quality-tested) water cooler.
I am just so very sick of being told to be afraid. Especially about the wrong things.