I love how the holier than thou attitude is out in full force.
Everyone puts performance parts on their cars here just to look like they go fast or to use it the two times a year they go to the autocross track. (Actually, there may be some truth to that.)
They were responsible in their stupidity. You take risks in life and mitigate as much of it as possible. While speeding they did so in an area away from other people, vehicles, etc. The reason you do that is so if anything goes wrong you only risk your own life. Unfortunately that’s exactly how this played out.
And why do people have to stop living because they have kids?
Would you say the same thing if he were eaten by a great white shark while doing research? Or killed by a typhoon while helping in a third world country? Anyone can armchair quarterback every single instance of death and talk about how they could have prevented it. Good job, you sat inside your entire life and remained alive long enough to become a diabetic lard ass who dies of cancer. It’s a good thing you played it safe.
Do you people believe that once you have children your sole job in life is to put a plastic bubble around yourself to preserve yourself as long as possible?
While sad she isn’t the first person to lose a parent. She’s almost an adult. The cost of living is dying. The rest of you can sit behind your computer screen, judge others, go to work 40-45 hours a week to make someone else rich and be miserable while you resent the achievements of others simply because you aren’t comfortable taking the risks yourselves.
It is easy to adapt the hivemind of “play it safe” and consider anyone else an idiot that really pushes themselves and actually lives their life. Who are you to judge what other people do? What do you do that’s so great and wonderous? Everyone is content just being average while they sit back collectively and mock or judge the people out there pushing their personal limits and actually accomplishing things. That’s the only way they can feel better about themselves because they aren’t doing anything productive with their lives.
”—Poster “Cousin Eddie” on The Car Lounge in response to people’s comments on the Paul Walker incident.