LETTER: Burn ban removal good example of insanity

I’m confused.

The Dec. 15 Peninsula Daily News article explaining why the burn ban has been lifted reminded me of my father-in-law many years ago.

He needed medicine to lower his blood pressure and was willing to take it.

When his blood pressure got back to where it was supposed to be, he would stop taking it.

After many explanations and conversations he would again stop the medicine because his blood pressure was OK.

He was in the early stages of dementia.

If we know that burning causes unhealthy air quality and stopping it significantly improves it, why is it OK to start it again?

I believe that everyone knows the definition of insanity:

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.

Linda Benson,