Boy, security measures aren't really a "thing" here are they?! It's kinda funny, but it wouldn't be so funny if people didn't DIE daily for doing these kind of things.
As I rehearsed Dream a Little Dream with the jazz band, I continued to ruminate subconsciously on this...
Then on the way home, I saw more than 3 close-calls with pedestrians, trucks with crazily-tied loads and loose electrical wires that made me wonder- WHAT?! How can we so narrowly miss dying every day?! I'm NOT laughing at death- it's a very deadly matter. I try to be conscious of my fickleness every day. Like the proverbs say, we are "but a breathe and then gone", after all. But it seems after living in this Latino culture, I see that people here actually accept this. You may want to write into the Darwin Awards or call up the Stupidity hotline, but in general I see that people in this culture live much closer to their fatal realities than in the west. In my western culture experience, I have seen how people try to stay as young (looking) as possible, do everything "by the book", live longer, healthier and make lots of money. There's nothing wrong intrinsically with this, but what strikes me is that the western culture seems to want to defy death- as if it can be defied!
So, meditate on it...death is close to us every day. We can't defy it. It's coming. Maybe sooner, maybe later, but it's coming.
Hebrews12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.