Risk Taking


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Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

photo courtesy Colin Mathers photo courtesy Colin Mathers

Reading a post “The Past is always tense, the future perfect” Geoff from TanGental advises that  we either “run shrieking with delight into the sea of possibilities or we can poke it suspiciously with a stick to see if a serpent lurks within.” That is we either take risks or we don’t. He suggests that as we get older the serpent often wins out by preventing us from taking new risks.

This has had me thinking all weekend and incited me to put some of my thoughts to paper.

When we are young most of us take risks by doing some foolhardy action simply because we think we are invincible. Those that take the greatest risks probably aren’t here to talk about it but most of us survive this time. There is a percentage of us though that probably have never taken a risk in their…

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2 thoughts on “Risk Taking

  1. Carole Webber July 7, 2014 / 10:10 am

    I am not a risk taker , I have always had a poor sense of balance.

    • fictionfitz July 7, 2014 / 12:56 pm

      That’s why u have Carl?

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