Risk Management

Many choices are unconcerned with risk. There’s not enough information to assess it properly, so its consideration only paralyses — like vociferous warnings about unspecific threats. In other cases, there’s nothing worth conserving, so high risk is acceptable. Sometimes it’s better to have nothing than being stuck with something you don’t want.

This latter situation is most pronounced when someone is choosing a big life change worthy of a social media post, such as a new job, moving, or getting married.

A prudent person would only take on one of these at a time, but often the purpose of the decision is to abandon an old undesirable life and begin a new one, so many imposed costumes and roles are disposed of simultaneously to assume the new identity.

At once: a new job, house, and wife. Glacial increments and safe steps are only needed when there’s something worth holding onto.

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