Tuesday, 15 April 2008
(Don't Fear) The Gap Year
My condolences go out to the families of the 5 young Brits killed in Ecuador, but……do we really need to see them grieving on News At 10, or read about the gory heartbreak details in the newspapers. There’s the private and the public, but in our spectacular society there are no distinctions, everything is up for sale, except cotton wool sleeping bags, because with the story in the media, the fear factor will start to take over. Parents of children who are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take time out and travel to ‘broaden their horizons’, may start to question whether these trips are gonna be safe; when the reality is that we are living in a risk society where accidents happen, and in other countries the risks are often higher. That’s life! but it’s there for living!