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MMA Opinion: Can You Protect Yourself at All Times?
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In the time it takes you to finish this sentence, you will have traveled roughly 220 miles (354 km) around the sun through space moving at about 66,627 miles an hour (107,225 kmh). A little more if you read out loud, but that would be weird to do. Pondering that will not only make one like the philosophers of old, but it will quickly give way to the undeniable thought that safety just might be an illusion.

Because we are not in what may be perceived as mortal danger at a given moment, does not mean we are not in actual fact in danger. This is in general, but it becomes very specific when particular endeavors are considered. Base jumping, underwater welding (a real thing), high tension wire work, etc. all have a ramped up danger quotient. Then there are the quiet dangers in various vocations such as stress, mental health factors, high-level exertion or repetitive motions that all can become life-threatening.

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