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#985340 - 04/21/17 11:55 AM Re: A life question. [Re: Whip]  
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A student of risk management here. That said, to answer your question, a good friend of mine once said to me, "Life is like going to a party. You don't want to wake up the next day and get asked what you did at the party only to respond - I ate nothing, did not dance, did not talk with anyone, just sat by myself and watched."


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#985341 - 04/21/17 12:07 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted By: Sonor
A student of risk management here. That said, to answer your question, a good friend of mine once said to me, "Life is like going to a party. You don't want to wake up the next day and get asked what you did at the party only to respond - I ate nothing, did not dance, did not talk with anyone, just sat by myself and watched."



I like that


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#985343 - 04/21/17 12:37 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted By: Sonor
A student of risk management here. That said, to answer your question, a good friend of mine once said to me, "Life is like going to a party. You don't want to wake up the next day and get asked what you did at the party only to respond - I ate nothing, did not dance, did not talk with anyone, just sat by myself and watched."


Sometimes it's fun to sit back and watch the party. Of course, it helps to be drinking while you're doing it and you've GOT to have someone else watching with you to talk to about all the stuff going on...so I guess that would tick at least two of those boxes anyway smile


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#985345 - 04/21/17 12:45 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted By: Sonor
"Life is like going to a party. You don't want to wake up the next day and get asked what you did at the party only to respond - I ate nothing, did not dance, did not talk with anyone, just sat by myself and watched."


And on the flipside, sure hope I wasn't an a--hole and, how did I get home? facepalm rofl


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#985348 - 04/21/17 01:31 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Whip]  
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When I was younger I went to concerts but didn't remember who played... Does that count?


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#985355 - 04/21/17 02:39 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Shiny Side Up]  
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Originally Posted By: Shiny Side Up
When I was younger I went to concerts but didn't remember who played... Does that count?


Depends, did you inhale? grin


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#985358 - 04/21/17 02:51 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Whip]  
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Risk is worthwhile if you find the reward fulfilling. I know a couple gentlemen who are totally cerebral; they do not do any physical activity beyond walking and lawn bowling, yet they are very happy. Conversely, I know a couple of very unhappy ex-competitors who will not participate without the chance of winning. Understanding why you do something seems as important as understanding the outcome.

#985374 - 04/21/17 07:56 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Antimatter]  
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It is easy to say risk is the spice of life. But till you learn to handle the consequences you just don't know for sure. In my 20's I lost two of my best friends a few months apart. One was riding out to see me and lost his life in a motorcycle accident, the other standing where he should have been safe and killed in a coal mine roof fall. What do you do? Should I hang up the helmet and not work in coal mining?

Just happened I had sold my motorcycle a few weeks before. Didn't get back into riding for a long time. For different reasons as well as the ones you would suspect.

As I look back over time, the very best memories I have are often laced with a bit of risk. Maybe quite a bit. I am still making good memories!

#985382 - 04/21/17 09:27 PM Re: A life question. [Re: TEWKS]  
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One man's perception of risk is another man's upshift.

Sometimes agreeing on what is risky is easy, sometimes, not so much.

chris, love the game theory, had stumbled down that alley also...
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#985533 - 04/23/17 11:20 PM Re: A life question. [Re: Whip]  
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Originally Posted By: Whip

Is life without risk worth living?



...a question only survivors get to ponder.


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