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Terrance
05-19-2003, 08:12 PM
The law of averages states that the (more/higher number of)- intelligent risks you take in life, the more you'll achieve.

The more risks in life you take is usually determined by how much courage you have.

Courage is developed through self-confidence.

I've played it safe all my life, and I'm very sorry, and I wish I was more of a risk taker. I'm promising myself from now on to take more risks.

Would you consider yourself a risk taker?

Bill Gate's is a prime example of how taking intelligent risks will increase your chances of success(for anyone who's studied his history- from dos to windows, and many other examples).

Anyways, what risks you do you wish you made in the past that you didn't. What risks do you hope to make in the future?

alpha
05-19-2003, 08:27 PM
Ask out this girl tomorrow, for the fairly immediate future.

As for other risks, I don't know how my life would be if I made different choices throughout my life. So I can't really say I wish I did this or that because I wouldn't know what my life would be like today. It could be the same, it could be drastically different. Things to be left unknown.

As for non-immediate future risks, it depends what comes up along the road I call life.

ygfperson
05-19-2003, 09:23 PM
how old are you, terrace?

SourceCode
05-19-2003, 09:43 PM
Would you consider yourself a risk taker?



Not really no.

As for achieving more in life, I honestly can't say that's the answer. Even intelligent risks can sometimes lead to disaster. I really don't know. A general rule I follow is to not worry about what others think so much, I see alot of people doing this, alot...It may not lead to success but it will make you live a better life. Life isn't all about success, it's about being happy too.

biosninja
05-19-2003, 10:49 PM
Ask out this girl tomorrow, for the fairly immediate future

You should first make sure that it's not that time of the month for her...believe me....I'm having all kind's of trouble each month because of that. So maek sure that your are fine with that

Terrance1
05-20-2003, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by ygfperson
how old are you, terrace?

21.

Yes, intelligent risks can lead to disaster. But the more intelligent risks you take in life, the more you are likely to achieve.

Like I said, I've played it safe all my life. I can't say I would really change anything in my past(right now), but there are a lot of girls I wished I asked out, and a lot of chances that I skipped out in life that I wish I took. Even with college, I was worried that I wouldn't get into the ones that I wanted, so I settled for second best... etc!

Although things have worked out for me (for the most part), I'm still just some nerd who spends more time reading books and playing with my computer than I do socializing. And that along with work, exercising, and other activities, I hardly have anytime to enjoy myself.

If I took more risks in life, I'd probably be enjoying myself more right now (than I am). But I'm committed to take more risks in the furture. I wanted to see what other people's experiences with taking risks were like on this message board.

Anyways, I'm glad I'm still young. And history has proved that most of the greatest achievers in this world were risk takers. Especially entrepenuers and inventers- look at people like Bill Gates, Benjamin Franklin, even Shawn Fanning. All took substantial risks in their life, and are now famous for what they did in life.

But I've played it too safe in life. I'm not necessarily saying that I'm going to take huge risks, but I want to take more intelligent risks in life.

And one last note- most people don't take risks in life because of their fears... But if you do what you fear the most, death of that fear is certain.

So I encourage everyong here to take more intelligent risks in their life!

confuted
05-20-2003, 05:23 PM
Yeah Ben Franklin took some risks...playing with Leyden Jars charged by lightning...hmm...maybe that's more of a dumb risk than an intelligent risk. Of course, he didn't know that at the time.

I think that people should take risks that won't hurt them in the long run. However, I'm a bit of a hypocrite there...perhaps part of it is that I'm so interested in what I'm doing at any given time that I kinda choose to avoid social situations of all sorts, thus avoiding most social risks. When I take a risk, though, it usually turns out decently...maybe I should do it more. Every great person of whom I can think has taken risks on a large scale... Socrates, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Peter the Great, Jefferson, Napoleon, Lenin, Stalin, Gandhi, and countless others. For some, it's worked better than it's worked for others, but, as the Latin saying goes, "carpe diem!" You're never going to get anywhere if you don't first decide to get up and try to go.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi