would anyone be dumb or arrogant enough to?
believe me, i know arrogance.
i dunno, i guess i just see this differently than most. yes, he lived his life the way he
wanted. but any decent man stops doing that the second he gets married and has kids. they come first. period!
yes, he was a tremendous showman.
educator? yes and no.
the yes part is obvious.
but, do you really think telling children around the world that he has full control of a situation while face to face with a 13 foot prehistoric reptillian predator while
holding your infant in one hand, and it's food in the other is education? sure, if you want to lose a few students
as they try their hand at it. i've been face to face with far less dangerous animals, and believe me, humans haven't survived or evolved due to their physical prowess. we're intelligent omnivores, but are at the mercy of nature for the most part. in this, he was extremely
the real loss here is in his efforts of conservation, and the loss to his wife and kids. now they get to grow up without their daddy, and worse, constantly hearing about how great he was.
in one interview, he mentioned that he would never do anything to hurt his kids. he was very dramatic saying that you could take his businesses away, his zoo, all of his money, but his kids were his first concern.
i guess not. they've just lost half of their world.
in 10 years, i'll bet they wish dad was just a zookeeper, not a daredevil.
it is a sad day for them, and i hope no one even tries to replicate his unbelievable stupidity.
if you don't believe me, stop watching tv and get out into the wilderness, and tell me you're in control.
ok, enough lecture.
r.i.p. steve. i hope your conservationist legacy is what lives on.