jump to last post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)

What do you usually choose, take a risk or remain on the safer side?

  1. aisha91 profile image58
    aisha91posted 6 years ago

    What do you usually choose, take a risk or remain on the safer side?

    Many times in our life that we have to choose. What do you usually choose on many circumstances? take a risk or remain on the safer side? Please elaborate your answer. smile

  2. singleaple profile image71
    singleapleposted 6 years ago

    Safer side - why -  simple - its the safest thing to do

  3. soconfident profile image84
    soconfidentposted 6 years ago

    Most people choose to be on the safe side of thing. I always good to take more risk. The bigger the risk the bigger the reward

  4. algarveview profile image90
    algarveviewposted 6 years ago

    Depends on the situation and who or what is at stake, you have to consider everything very careffuly and see what pays off most and, if it goes wrong, if you can handle the consequences... The fact is sometimes you really have to go for it, otherwise you'll just be stuck seeing life pass you by...

  5. moiragallaga profile image83
    moiragallagaposted 6 years ago

    This is always situational. There will be times you'll need to take a risk and there are times where it is more prudent and practical to play it safe. Life is very unpredictable and you have to constantly assess situations and circumstances and base your decision from that assessment. By the way, there is a big difference between taking a risk and pure recklessness. Taking a risk is usually a calculated course of action, you have gone through a process where you decide the risk is worth taking. Simply jumping into a situation without thought is pure recklessness.

  6. xethonxq profile image66
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    Many times...more often than not, I choose the safer side. On occasion I will risk things, but they usually turn out badly. I think I need to trust my gut more when I'm considering being risky....and I need to stop talking to people when I'm making my decisions because usually they are the tipping point for me.

  7. RPirate profile image61
    RPirateposted 6 years ago

    Hey Aisha,

    I tend to balance between the two. You must always measure the value of the risk that your're taking.

    Follow the rules, be sure of the probability. At times you can be pushed to risk, be aware of certain situations that could have a huge negative risk value.

  8. Marturion profile image61
    Marturionposted 6 years ago

    If the risk is to me and not to others, and I believe the end result to be worth it... Yeah, I've risked more than played it safe.  And I'm glad I did.  I've fallen flat on my face, and lost a good bit of coin in the process, but the experiences I have gained have been more valuable than I could have imagined.  Just remember that there was once a man who attempted something great 1,000 times, and only succeeded once.  You know what they call him?   A success.  Your failures don't count unless you let them.  take as many as you need to find your success.

  9. profile image0
    oldandwiseposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say take a risk. Even as a kid, say you wanted to play baseball, but felt you weren't good enough and you would fail. In my opinion the only failures in life is not trying. If you don't try, you'll always ask yourself, if I had tried, would the outcome been different than what I originally thought.

  10. rajan jolly profile image88
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    I always take a calculated risk if it pertains and affects me. But I would not hesistate to take a full risk if it benefits someone else and can make a difference to his/her life.

  11. aisha91 profile image58
    aisha91posted 6 years ago

    Fellow hubbers...Thank you sooooooo much for answering my question. It helped me a lot, I really appreciated all your answers. I use to ask experience people when there are something I should seriously decide on, though I myself know the answer on what is the best thing to take. But asking amazing people and contemplating their answers gives me more courage and determination to strongly stand to what I believe is right.

    Seriously, deciding on something which has many things at stake is very very hard and scary too, specially if that person is afraid of losing something valuable or is afraid of making mistakes to protect those people who are special to her. But I guess that's how life is, you can't have all the happiness in the world, you need to endure everything in order to be better.

    For those whom I find a grand pa, grand ma, father, mother and a true friend figure, you dont know how your answers matter to me. Thank you.