Realistically, everything we do contains a risk, nothing is perfectly safe.
Just because something is risky, does that mean we should avoid it?
Or take it?
“A ship in port is safe but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Grace Murray Hopper
It’s pretty straightforward, a ship without taking risks in the seas have no purpose for its existence.
To me, the quote is synonymous with “No pain, no gain” – you don’t take risks, you get nothing.
Not taking risks = useless existence
In other words, nothing of high value can be achieved. The more you risk, the more “mass” your results get. Obviously, risk has two sides:
The favorable one, and the nightmare. Stocks are an example.
Just because you can imagine the best outcome doesn’t mean it will come to you, you have to consider the opposite.
I’ve been talking about taking risks for a bit, but you need to understand that it’s different to gambling. How?
Gambling is taking risks based on a randomized system of chances, whereas taking risks morally is reached via the decision-making of one’s intellectual abilities.
One is random, one is not and holds theoretical assumptions.
All businesses knew they were taking risks on the first day, but they persist.
Of course, there are many things you could argue are risk-free, but the question is, is it really worth it in the long run?
So… the next time you venture upon a risk-takeable situation, consider it.