"We welcome risk when we're young, we avoid risk when we're older." [email protected]
Adam Rifkin stashed this in @jack
We welcome risk when we're young, we avoid risk when we're older. People, companies, governments: only a determined few break this pattern.
Jack's heart is clearly with the risk takers. But I think there's a more measured way to read this tweet.
Perhaps with age comes the wisdom to be more careful about which risks are worth taking.
I believe it's not avoiding risks that we favor as we age; it's managing risks.
Therein lies the rub, though, doesn't it? It's awfully hard to know which risks are worth taking with any certainty. If we knew, they wouldn't be risks.
Everything's a risk; you just gotta figure out which ones are worth suffering for. ;)