“Australians are extremely risk averse.” David Gianotten / Architect at OMA
It is becoming more and more apparent to us RUDE Guys that many Australians are loosing their larrikanism, and becoming very schoolmarmish in behaviour. Aussie bureaucrats are top of the class when it comes to accepting the status quo and not wanting to take risks.
In today’s The Age playful parents prevent anxiety in kids because they are encouraged to take risks safely. A good reason for repeated exposure to things that might feel unsafe, like tinkering.
Unfortunately, what this type of behaviour leads to, is lack of innovation. If you do not want to risk take, you can only draw on things that have been tested.
Therefore, the quote above by Mr Gianotten, is pretty spot on as far as we are concerned. However, it does not relate to us RUDE Guys, as we pride ourselves on being calculated risk takers, especially when it comes to our tinkering.
Below is our last You Tube video for 2017 and our Happy New Year well wishes.
This video is about having fun in the shed and tinkering the day away, however it’s also about safe risk when tinkering with machinery and electricity. If you are competent you do not need a licence to tinker!!
Beat The Man and keep bloody bureaucrats where they belong ~ away from us innovative folk, and our kids too.