10 Reasons Why Safety Can Never Make You Happy
Alan Quilley recently posted another interesting thinking point – he posed the challenge:
Replace the word “SAFETY” every time Daniel Kahneman says “Happiness” and you’ll soon understand the illogical and impossible group of OH&S people who “believe” and “strive” for Zero. If you find yourself being one of those…there’s hope. Watch the video!
Is safety (like happiness) just an outcome of doing many other things well, is it (and happiness) a substitute for well-being? I’ve watched the video and done as Alan suggested and can highly recommend doing the same if you think Zero is the answer. A quote from the video “Happiness (Safety) is no longer a useful word as we have applied it to too many things….”
Saying that safety is zero harm is as silly as saying happiness is zero sadness or love is zero hate or success is zero fail.