chapter  3
16 Pages

Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Training and Awareness

I enjoy walking through my hay fields in late August. The grasshoppers are large and numerous in the late summer heat and dryness. They all hop out of the way like green popping corn as I walk through the knee-high grass. I have a great feeling of control over the grasshoppers’ movements; I can direct when they hop and where they hop, and they seem to follow my wishes, based upon my actions. However, if I pause and look back, I will see them all hopping right back to where they were, continuing on their original path and doing what they were doing before, only temporarily interrupted by my influence. I really did not have the effect that I appeared to have had initially on these seemingly amenable creatures. Without my constant intervention and revisiting, they will always go right back to what they were doing before I disturbed their pastoral dining.