LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls

Opinion Jul 24, 2017 by Jeannette Tootell Hamilton Mountain News

Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 20)

It has been said that a  picture is worth a thousand words. If so, the pictures accompanying this story are worthy of a lot of words.

One word leaps out — it’s the word selfie and it’s been used in a number of previous stories.

The root of that word is self and there are many words related to that one: selfish, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-centred.

In this modern day and age, we are so wrapped up in the self that we feel we can ignore people, warnings, signs, authority and common sense.

The gentleman holding the small child while he ignores a Keep Out sign is setting a very poor example for others, including children who mimic adult behaviour.  What are children to learn from adults who help them through the staircase and trampled down fencing after they have passed warning signs? I have personally observed that happening.

Do these people who claim to love the falls and stand in the water realize that same water is leaching out of the long-closed Ottawa Street dump?

Sadly, the focus on the self outweighs common sense.

Jeannette Tootell

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls

Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 20)

Opinion Jul 24, 2017 by Jeannette Tootell Hamilton Mountain News

Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 20)

It has been said that a  picture is worth a thousand words. If so, the pictures accompanying this story are worthy of a lot of words.

One word leaps out — it’s the word selfie and it’s been used in a number of previous stories.

The root of that word is self and there are many words related to that one: selfish, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-centred.

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In this modern day and age, we are so wrapped up in the self that we feel we can ignore people, warnings, signs, authority and common sense.

The gentleman holding the small child while he ignores a Keep Out sign is setting a very poor example for others, including children who mimic adult behaviour.  What are children to learn from adults who help them through the staircase and trampled down fencing after they have passed warning signs? I have personally observed that happening.

Do these people who claim to love the falls and stand in the water realize that same water is leaching out of the long-closed Ottawa Street dump?

Sadly, the focus on the self outweighs common sense.

Jeannette Tootell

Hamilton Mountain

LETTER: Self-obsessed society ignoring safety at Albion Falls

Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 20)

Opinion Jul 24, 2017 by Jeannette Tootell Hamilton Mountain News

Re: ‘Police line’ ignored at Albion (July 20)

It has been said that a  picture is worth a thousand words. If so, the pictures accompanying this story are worthy of a lot of words.

One word leaps out — it’s the word selfie and it’s been used in a number of previous stories.

The root of that word is self and there are many words related to that one: selfish, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-centred.

Related Content

In this modern day and age, we are so wrapped up in the self that we feel we can ignore people, warnings, signs, authority and common sense.

The gentleman holding the small child while he ignores a Keep Out sign is setting a very poor example for others, including children who mimic adult behaviour.  What are children to learn from adults who help them through the staircase and trampled down fencing after they have passed warning signs? I have personally observed that happening.

Do these people who claim to love the falls and stand in the water realize that same water is leaching out of the long-closed Ottawa Street dump?

Sadly, the focus on the self outweighs common sense.

Jeannette Tootell

Hamilton Mountain