I have spoken with a few friends about the strange days we live in. The biggest disappointment – and surprise – is the reaction of the Gen X (Boomer) population. These are the folks who grew up with the constant perceived threat of nuclear annihilation because of the Cold War, and yet they got on with living. Yet now they (for the most part, it would seem) are content to put living on hold because of the risk of a cough.
I know a lot of bikers who fall into this catagory, which is incredibly ironic as riding a motorcycle is a far greater risk to health and life. A risk we all take because it’s fun.
And that’s the rub. The most fun things tend to be those with an element of risk and danger – and in an ever increasingly safety conscious nation, genuine fun is disappearing.