In the last few years society has come over all risk averse. Itâ€™s a bit nuts because all the signs are that we are physically safer than ever before. But physical risk aversion is one thing. Social risk aversion is another and it is arguably worse. We are almost at the point where we wonâ€™t say “hello” in the street in case they are a psychopath.
Iâ€™d like to see people taking more social risks and actually knowing where risks lie. Yes, there are some people that you do need to be careful of, that you wouldnâ€™t ask into your home, but 99% of the population are completely trustworthy. Weâ€™re in a society that doesnâ€™t know where those risks are so we take no risks at all. So what do we do? It would help if we got to know each other! Itâ€™s by taking slightly more risks. Perhaps, not inviting someone into your home the first time but meeting on the doorstep should be fine.