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Risk

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STJ2013 Rebel 020b

We can become so confident and proficient at something that we are prepared to take risks just to take part in something we know will give us excitement and pleasure. However we should remember that there is a risk in taking risks; we may have already done what we are presently doing and done it innumerable times before, but what of unexpected contingencies? What if we catch our wing tip on the face of a wave, what if we didn’t check that line or cord because we were in a hurry? Any risk-taker should also be almost obsessively careful and painstaking because there is nothing more harmful or disheartening than a risky undertaking attempted and failed, whether disastrously or comically. On the other hand all risk is not recreational and all risk is not foolish. We must take some risks in our lives or we may never gain anything we work toward. What if we hadn’t made the comment at that exact moment in time? What if we hadn’t jumped headlong into that relationship? As with almost anything, we should take a moment or more, if possible, for evaluation of the pluses and minuses of the situation we’re in before making any decisions. One major part of evaluating risk is to not take those moments or hours to do so, then move forward anyway if you know the balance of the risk is against you. However, when we realize we are making a risky move we should be ready to accept the consequences, positive or negative and continue from there. After all, wouldn’t life be somewhat dull if we took no risks at all?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

3 thoughts on “Risk

  1. I personally feel you have to be willing to take risks to GROW! I’m not saying crazy random behavior, I follow the ‘Measure twice cut once’ theory, but I’m always going to push myself out of my comfort zone, as I know so many others do too.

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