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Danger: Prevention Has Risks of Its Own

Posted in Assumptions, Children, Education, Lessons Unlearned, New Cards, Paradox, Quiz, Quotes, Risk, See What Isn't There

199150793_2b15c72304_o Did you know that after childproof lids on medicine bottles were introduced, it led to a significant increase in the number of child poisonings? The reason is because parents became less careful about keeping the bottles away from their children.

I am all for taking preventative action — especially to protect kids — but we should never fool ourselves in believing that we can make the world child-proof. 

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'll reiterate one of my favorite quotes: "Trying to child-proof the world makes us neglect the more important task of world-proofing the child."

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