Have you ever found yourself on Auto pilot?
Driving along thinking about something else, miles away instead of what you were doing, namely driving.
I used to drive in Canterbury a lot, very long straight roads.
One of my commutes was about 100 km, taking about an hour on a road that may have two bends in it. It’s straight, very long and very straight.
I would start off and in a short amount of time find myself at times wondering where on the road I was how close to the destination I was. I had been off in my mind somewhere else and couldn’t remember the landmarks I had passed.
This isn’t a safe place to be.
There are some essential items of personal protective wear I have to have with me before I would start a job with a chainsaw. These protective items are essential to saving me from serious injury, or long term exposure to danger. It makes sense to have the right protective gear for what you need in your everyday work, whether you work in an office or in a lab or outside, there are certain dangers that may require a specialised piece of equipment to protect you from undesirable elements you may have to work with. We even wear sunscreen when out in the sun in summer so we lower our risk of getting burnt, which could lead to skin cancer.
Putting on clothing or items to protect us from dangers or environment is as old as it comes.