Risk and abilities
A quick riff for a decompressing Friday
Life is an adventure. When you create something new whether it’s a product, a painting or a change in your behaviour, you’re stepping into the unknown. Stepping into the unknown is always a risk.
How much risk can a person handle
Someone with a low risk tolerence in whatever endeavour will likely end up with low abilities. If you only surf small waves, you’ll struggle with the bigger ones. The same can be said about dealing with difficult emotions. If you can’t risk experiencing them, you’ll be really bad at handling things.
High tolerence and low abilities?
Well, that can be a really big problem. If you are a beginner surfer with a high tollerence of risk, you could end up breaking your neck, drowning, getting eaten by a shark - or worse - piss off a local with some breech of ettiquite such that they do terrible things to your car and potentially hurt your surfboard.
Yes, the ocean could kill you, but the humiliations handed out by the self appointed surf police? Make me shark food please.
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