We are such wusses today.
So shackled by regulation most of which we’re barely aware, like background noise.
Like frogs, we are boiled slowly without even realising the heat on us all is turned up daily.
I think of this when I see pictures like this, the deepest stairwell in the world in Rajasthan, India. Centuries old, people used to carry water up to the top.
There are two fences, one at the top and one halfway up, added a few years ago.
But can you imagine what safety rails you’d need there if you were to buiild this now? In today’s world of wall-to-wall clipboard wielders?
I’ll give you a clue. It would be covered with them. Just covered.
These are the things I think about when I see pictures like this.
[Hat tip for pic Vala Afshar]