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What is your definition of "risk"?

Asked by bigbanana (494points) February 28th, 2009

What have you risked? How did you find the courage?

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willbrawn's avatar

“a strategy game to rule the world”

cak's avatar

My definition? Doing something that has a pretty good chance at failing.

I started my own business, then sold my first company to someone I took on as a partner. I did that due to my health and then decided to start again, as a consultant and it’s been pretty successful, so far.

Sakata's avatar

To me risk = anything that involves taking a chance at losing something whether it be money, time, possessions, life, whatever

z28proximo's avatar

Something for you to do or agree with that, should it fail, has bad consequences for you or someone you care about.

willbrawn's avatar

In all seriousness it is opening my photography studio soon. Even in this economy.

Bri_L's avatar

@willbrawn Best of luck mate! Your doing what a lot of people should be, moving forward!


Bluefreedom's avatar

Taking chances, tempting fate, venturing outside of your safety zone, trying new things, being adventurous, facing your fears, living on the edge.

kevbo's avatar

There’s a good story about a college applicant who had to write the essay portion of his application. The essay instruction was “Define risk.”

The student wrote in giant letters “THIS IS RISK.”

whackyrusty's avatar

Sometimes it’s the only way you can get what you really want.

Ok, not really a definition, but think of the reward!

nebule's avatar

some probability of danger

kevinhardy's avatar

a sweet board game

Sakata's avatar

@kevinhardy What’s your definition of sweet?

I’ve played it and I wouldn’t go that far with the description. I would consider Stratego closer to being sweet than I would Risk.

kevinhardy's avatar

its a great strategy board game

gciochina's avatar

well, R.I.S.K was also a cpu design (reduced instruction set)

jo_with_no_space's avatar

Risk is the perceived likelihood of something happening that is perceived as dangerous. Therefore, rather subjective in my opinion.

Horus515's avatar

Danger + Opportunity

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