How to avoid being stupid

It’s that anticipation we start to feel at the end of the Wednesday work or school day, one day closer to the days we covet—the weekend! You’ve made plans with your friends; you’re going out for a day and embarking on an adventure loaded with good times. The idea of something going drastically wrong doesn’t even enter your mind—you’re just thinking about the adventure ahead. Whatever you have planned, do yourself a favour and avoid a stupid mistake that could end your adventuring indefinitely. [caption id="attachment_9180" align="alignright" width="334"]Photo credit: photo credit:[/caption]

Straight-up stupidity

Think building a jump to hit on your snowboard, mountain bike or skis that launches you over a set of train tracks is a good idea? You’re thinking it would be a sick photo or video op, right? Think again. The possibilities of something going wrong are endless, but the most important is you or your friends getting smoked by a train (think: you’ll end up dead, dismembered or paralyzed) because you misjudged the speed you needed to clear it etc. Not to mention getting busted and facing some sweet fines. All that work you put into building said jump would be in vain. Not awesome.

Stupidity checklist

Check off these no brainer tips before you do something you might regret.
  • Let go of the mentality that “it could never happen to me.” It can, and it’s just a matter of time.
  • Practice common sense.
  • Listen to your gut.
  • Weigh out the risks.
  • Know when to walk away and move on to something or somewhere else.
There are endless possibilities for good times with your friends doing what you all love. Get out there and have fun, just be smart about where you’re going and what you’re going to do. Don’t let one stupid mistake end the fun forever. #ownsafety