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Risk vs Security

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of people as a whole experience it. . . .
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. . . .
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

Most opportunities bear a price tag that says “risk” on it … it’s like shopping in one of those stores that don’t display prices. You can take a guesstimate, but you have no real idea how much things will cost. That’s what makes risk so scary.

Where do you draw the line between simply taking care of yourself and backing away scared of life?

Maybe the deciding factor is the potential value of the opportunity … whether the risk path is worth the failure. I mean, in five or ten years if we continually back away from life in an effort to stay safe, where will that “safety” lead us? THAT to me sounds more like failure than trying something that just didn’t work out. That’s a whole attitude of failure that will continue to defeat you long before you can even begin.

What opportunities are there in your life today? Are you being realistic about the price tag or irrationally fearing the worst?

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This entry was posted on July 28, 2009 by in Living fully.
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