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post #141 of 149 (permalink) Old 05-02-2016, 10:16 AM
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"It's your head, you decide....."

(And I promised I wouldn't get further drawn into this, but...what the heck!)

Sometimes it's just "not your head." It's other people's head, too. If you're married, if you have children, if you just have other people that love and would miss you, it's not just your head...... If you're normal, you have other people in your life. To think only of how "good it feels" to not wear a helmet, and not how others would feel if you put a permanent dent in "your head," is not only selfish, it's cruel. Now, I'll forever shut-up on this forum on this subject!

Except, no I won't.... this is too important a subject to keep quiet about. I'm against human pain in the world, physical or mental or spiritual, and since I sincerely believe that not wearing a helmet increases all kinds of pain in the world, I'm against that practice. I can't force you to wear a helmet, so I won't try.... But I can beg you to, and I shall...... Please, wear a helmet; if not for yourself, for others. Thank you for listening.....

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Thing is Mel, you can't change anybody's mind. We have an eight page diatribe here and I'd be surprised if one person has changed their position on the subject.
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Pretty much nailed it Dennis. I rode to work this morning with a helmet on my head but I rode home on Friday without one. Why? Because it's what I choose to do.
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I don't think their stubborn I think they just like to make up their own minds. To many of our choices have been taken away so when people come across something they still have a choice about they want to take advantage of it. Nothing wrong with that.
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"It's your head, you decide....."

(And I promised I wouldn't get further drawn into this, but...what the heck!)

Sometimes it's just "not your head." It's other people's head, too. If you're married, if you have children, if you just have other people that love and would miss you, it's not just your head...... If you're normal, you have other people in your life. To think only of how "good it feels" to not wear a helmet, and not how others would feel if you put a permanent dent in "your head," is not only selfish, it's cruel. Now, I'll forever shut-up on this forum on this subject!

Except, no I won't.... this is too important a subject to keep quiet about. I'm against human pain in the world, physical or mental or spiritual, and since I sincerely believe that not wearing a helmet increases all kinds of pain in the world, I'm against that practice. I can't force you to wear a helmet, so I won't try.... But I can beg you to, and I shall...... Please, wear a helmet; if not for yourself, for others. Thank you for listening.....
Nobody EVER accused me of being normal. As of matter of fact I dont consider being normal, normal.
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it is the law in nc but i would wear mine even if it wasnt, i like my brain on the inside
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Having actually lived thru a very bad accident, and at the time wearing a helmet that prevented me from being a stalk of Broccoli, let me just say that since then, I never ride without one... If you don't think your head and brain are important, then don't wear one... I think it should be a choice - that being said, I think every rider should chose to wear one...

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doctor asked if I ever feel suicidal....I replied Only when Im wearing a half-helmet!
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