TMC wrote:Nobody should be doing those kind of things with a family to take care of. You have a responsibility towards them. If you keep risking yourself... well, it's just dumb.
RIP to the guy... but it's his own fault.
I dunno, man... that's a little harsh. That's like saying a guy (with a family) who died riding a motorcycle every day was dumb because "he shouldn't have been doing it in the first place".
I get what you mean... but some risks (such as the one Irwin took, which had only 7 recorded fatalities in HISTORY) don't seem too great until after someone dies. For everyday folks, it can be something as small and simple as changing a broken electrical socket... or riding your bike at night... or walking down train tracks on the way home from school. These things are never as dangerous as one thinks until someone gets shocked to death, hit by a driver, or caught in between the tracks (respectively).
Steve Irwin's line of work was dangerous in the same way that a circus guy who swallows swords for a living has a dangerous job. To the untrained professional, it sounds outright insane. But to the Croc Hunter, dealing with those dangerous creatures was all in a day's work. He'd done it thousands of times before. It was routine for him.
Sure, maybe if a younger Steve Irwin had picked a different profession, he'd still be breathing today. But that doesn't make it any less tragic... or unexpected.