Don't know if they are precisely smart, but I'm pretty sure it is more pleasant to die if you don't have to realize as you go that you brought it on yourself by a really stupid decision.
This puts me a bit in mind of the claim by my best friend's father that when they recover the cockpit voice recorders from fatal crashes the last words are usually "oh, $hit!" This is confirmed by the fact that the words I have said every time I have come near to a bad fall or other similar chances to die are, you guessed it.
Though when someone cut me off while I was blasting downhill at 30 mph on my bike, I was annoyed enough that my yell was directed at the driver. Yup, hollered at full voice, right in front of the grade school. . . "You blithering idiot!"
I went snowshoeing today at a local county forest that has a "warming hut" at the parking lot. After the hike my small group stopped at the warming hut to organize our gear and relax. We didn't start a fire in the wood stove because we were leaving in a short while.
A larger group arrived as we were packing up. As I was walking towards the door I saw a member of that group soak a wade of newspaper with white gas, toss it into the wood stove, the light it as the fumes were still wafting around the room.
I immediately thought of the first line of this song: Set fire to your hair...
I have seen a series of red cross tshirts that remind me of this. They seem to tie to certain parks like Yellowstone and have advice like feed the bears, walk off the boardwalk, climb over the guard rails and end with "donate blood"
-------------- If Light is in your heart, you will find your way Home. (Rumi)
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. Chinese proverb