Some people embrace risk while others don't, but the reality is that risk is a side effect that comes with living life.
It is unavoidable.
It is inevitable.
Most likely you began your day by waking up in a bed. Did you know that every year over 5,000 people check into emergency rooms with pillow-related injuries? Sleeping is a risky venture.
After getting out of bed you probably used the bathroom. You should know that 40,000 Americans suffer a toilet-related injury of some kind. Whether you realize it or not, when you use the porcelain throne, the potty, or whatever you like to call it, you are living on the edge. (Actually, sitting on the edge.)
You drive? Most people do. You should know the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds.
So you thought you were a cautious person. But the truth is, you [live a risky life]; you might as well start swallowing fire.
Larry Laudan, a philosopher of science, has spent years assessing risk management. In his book Danger Ahead, he summarizes his findings into 19 principles, and principle number one is: Everything is risky.
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