Quotation by Roger Gould

[As teenager], the trauma of near-misses and almost- consequences usually brings us to our senses. We finally come down someplace between our parents' safety advice, which underestimates our ability, and our own unreasonable disregard for safety, which is our childlike wish for invulnerability. Our definition of acceptable risk becomes a product of our own experience.
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