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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Sometimes risk can be virtually eliminated. Sometimes risk can be pretty mitigated. Sometimes there is only so much you can do. Sometimes you do it anyway.
    Risk is a sliding scale, and sometimes you have to ignore the odds.

    I've said my whole life that if they came up to me to say they wanted to send me into space, but I only had a 50% chance of coming back, I'd go.

    Some things, I don't even want a 5% risk.

    Some things, I'd do even if I knew I wasn't making it out alive.
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    Security/safety isn’t about minimizing or mitigating all of the risks. It’s about ensuring that the maximum amount of acceptable risk can be taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinstonSmith View Post
    Security/safety isn’t about minimizing or mitigating all of the risks. It’s about ensuring that the maximum amount of acceptable risk can be taken.

    Weigh the risks: This is what someone should try to do.
    Sometimes there is no safeway and then try to go out fighting rather than dying on ones knees with your hands tied behind your back.
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    Additional points to consider:
    • risk is involved in almost everything, as mentioned already
    • this concerns "options for action"
    • it also concerns "options for inaction"/ not taking action


    An example:
    It might be risky leaving your current job if you are unhappy.
    It might carry tremendous risk however to keep it.
    (You might end up poor, unhappy, bitter etc. when not taking action, whereas taking action could lead you on a better path.)

    I think this is an aspect many people overlook, so I wanted to add it.

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    "Scuba diving. Another activity where the main goal is not to die"--Seinfeld.

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    "This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid"


    Think that's the original quote...


    Not being stupid is managing risk. Just be mindful breaking the 4S rule...

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