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Taking Risks

  1. the clean life profile image77
    the clean lifeposted 6 years ago

    Would you take a risk if you thought life would be better?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Every chance I get! smile

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have faith in myself to figure out if a risk is worth taking. So, I would have to say that any effort to make life better is always going to have some risk involved.

      Regardless of what a person thinks, risk is inherent to human nature, since each is less than perfect. wink

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well said Cags! I would also propose that calculated risk is with us at all times.
        For example I can put a motorcycle on it's back wheel at 100mph with very little risk.
        I would guess there are hundreds of things that would pose an impossibly high risk for me that other people would find 100% safe. smile

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Earnest. Nice to see you. Hope you are well and as is your family. I also hope you're enjoying the new home too. smile

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you my friend! I am having a ball, the new house is terrific and we are having a roast dinner tonight. I wish all my friends such good fortune! smile I just love seeing my daughter and 5 grandchildren daily.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You're welcome and I'm glad to hear it. smile

    3. Ivorwen profile image83
      Ivorwenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, because staying the same is the biggest risk of all, in my opinion.

      I love a challenge that I think will improve life, even if it means trying something that seems backwards to others.

      1. the clean life profile image77
        the clean lifeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes so true. We stay where we are, right in our comfort zone and never leave. Leaving that comfort zone, some may think is a risk. I'm finally ready to leave that zone and take a risk.

    4. Lisa HW profile image84
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll take all kinds of risks (like financial) as long as they aren't of the physical-risk variety.  I'm no a big one for taking risks to my life unless there's a really, really, good reason (and that would have to involve making my kids' lives better, not my own).
       
      When it comes to risking my life, I'd rather live a rotten life than none.  lol

      1. sofs profile image89
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I would evaluate the risk and if it is worth taking why not?
        You are right the clean life!!  most of life passes us by because we do not want to leave our comfort zone. I was there once not any more.
        The worst fear is fearing fear.... once you walk the bridge you have conquered it and its behind you. We need to cross many bridges to reach distant lands!!

        1. Lisa HW profile image84
          Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ..but I don't want to go anywhere.  lol   I pretty much like where I am.  lol  Why leave for the sake of leaving?

  2. ross670daw profile image78
    ross670dawposted 6 years ago

    Well, I'd like to think I would take the risk, it would depend on what I would gain, versus the downside. But, as others have said, you take risks everyday, what might be a small risk to one could be a great risk to another. When I was younger, I didn't have the capacity to judge the serious consequences of the risks I took, I just took them.
    Now that I am older and hopefully wiser, thinking about those consequences raises all sorts of fearful questions, and that scares the hell out of me.

  3. alternate poet profile image77
    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    I and my group of close friends from my school days (about 20 in all) took risks and my life has been better, more exciting, more different, more experiences, more of most things - but I am the only one left. Few of the others made it past their late thirties, and none past 45.  Except me, so I would say yes but statistics would disagree with me big_smile

 
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