Do you get the Title Nine catalog? I’ve been a customer for many years, and even if I’m not planning to order anything, I’ve always enjoyed flipping through their catalogs. What makes it different from, say … a Nordstrom catalog? The models. They use (in their words) “ordinary women doing extraordinary things.” I love to see the women who look like me mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, slacklining. While I might not ever try some of those things, it’s nice to imagine that if I really wanted to, I could.
And so I just had to smile when I opened up the latest catalog and read this from their founder on the inside cover:
LIVE DANGEROUSLY …
Go ahead and eat it, even if it’s past the 5 second rule.
Skip the anti-bacterial soap and let your immune system do the fighting.
Skip the antibiotics … chances are it’s a virus.
Let your child work with knives. The learning will astonish you both.
Take that job offer, even if, especially if, you think you are under-qualified.
Think it’s too steep? One way to find out.
Yes, your son can walk to the store by himself.
And, your daughter should learn to build a good fire.
And even if you think you haven’t trained enough, do that race anyway.
LIVE DANGEROUSLY … LEARNING AWAITS.
Turns out, the Title Nine Girls are Risky Girls! I absolutely love it, as it’s the exact spirit of thinking which inspired us to create The Risky Kids.
I’d love for us to add to the list, so tell me: how do you live dangerously?