I am guilty of making the mistake of seeing off soldiers who are going into a battle zone with a comment something like “stay safe.” I’ve since learned, from a great line in Battlestar Galactica, as well as elsewhere in real life, that that’s in bad form. You don’t tell a soldier to stay safe. His job is to be unsafe. His job is to be dangerous. You tell a soldier, “Good Hunting,” or something similar.
Alvie has a Doble Equis mock up that I hope goes viral. “Stay Dangerous, My Friends.”
Indeed. Life is dangerous. Be more dangerous than the tyrant or the freelance socialist (the common criminal). And win.