When citizens felt very safe we become irresponsible.
In another article entitled Human instability I commented that, being bipedal (supported on two legs), suffer a sense of widespread instability, with a diffuse but persistent fear of falling, not only the ground but also a temptation to ruin economic, in sickness and other misfortunes.
Note that children fall often without consequences.
May explain this kid thinking feature not yet learned to walk, your bones and cartilage are so flexible that very effectively cushion any fall. We can also say that they, by their small size, are closer to the floor and even could suppose that, being light, is hit when they fall more smoothly. All these might be acceptable explanations for why children encounter more frequently than adults.
However, we could add an additional cause less obvious.
Children have less responsibility than adults. Small sobrentienden you should not worry about themselves and soon are others who understand that we must address to solve their problems.
In other words, children often fall more than adults for several reasons, including because they are less responsible for themselves.
This would explain why the adults, we live in a paternalistic protector, guarantor regime creates irresponsible adults, indolent, negligent. Also so we can understand why bureaucracies are so inefficient.
Conclusion : When citizens felt very safe we become irresponsible.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Seguridad ciudadana e irresponsabilidad.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.123)