Addicted to risk taking
Given the latest scandalous stories in the media about the sad excesses of some people in senior positions and public life, it's normal I guess for headlines such as "addicted to risk taking" to be used as if this is something surprising, and indeed bad.
It's a fact that we only survive each day by taking lots and lots of risks - it's unavoidable - because we can't predict what is going to happen, so we need to made judgements about what might happen then act accordingly.
Some people get it wrong and in the pursuit of objectives of increasing difficulty, more chances are taken.
Some people get it wrong and in the pursuit of smaller and smaller objectives, take few chances - other than risking boredom or disillusion.
Seems to me that there is no 'correct' path. We all have to make judgements about how much risk would be too much risk in pursuing our objectives, and the key to getting this right is to think long and hard about those objectives and whether they are the right ones.
If your objectives are worth
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