When nobody is looking, I walk on the water.
I don't ford deep streams with fast water. I've never encountered a situation in Colorado where it was necessary.
Most of the time I just walk through streams instead of making any effort to use stepping stones or a log. My Danner combat boots don't get wet through, so why bother?
Does this make me stupid? I don't think so. I think it was other things that made me stupid.