Why the girl on the crane and the boy who dug a big hole matter — Michael’s essay – Home | The Sunday Edition | CBC Radio
Young risk-takers who do dangerous things for the sheer thrill, are often labelled as stupid or thoughtless. We say they're wasting taxpayers' money, or risking the lives of their rescuers. But maybe that's OK. Here's an excerpt: "They are anti-us. They eschew security in favour of risk. They tempt and test and break conventions that the rest of us strive to uphold."