I am a self-employed risk manager for this 4 month trip. By nature I have always been a bit careful, but traveling has been a great way for me to push my limits and tolerance for risk. As a child I was presented to the concept of death too early and too many times. I was too aware of how fragile life was. With time I learnt to appreciate risks; it is what makes life worth living. It’s a sick game that always has an end. You are playing against the unbeatable CEO of life, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t win the game. The concept of winning (or losing) all depends on how you move your life pawn. One step in the wrong direction might mean the end of your game, but just playing safe will not necessarily result in a successful life. The CEO of life is not playing by the rules so you need to learn how to play dirty. My gaming technique is through strict risk management. However, what most people don’t know is that risk management is not only capturing risks; it is also about opportunities. The chance of something going the right way is as important as looking at the chance of being pushed off the game board. So far, my risk calculations have kept me from falling out with the CEO of life, but Toby has a much more aggressive and less controlled gaming technique. Luck is his main weapon, which has been very efficient so far in his personal game. However, his life pawn and my life pawn are now sharing the same game board and my knife of luck is not as sharp as Toby’s. Though, between recklessness and calculated risk lies the dividing line between profit and loss. Therefore, I believe that two pawns will give death a tougher match.
I am going to win this game, and when my time is up I’ll shake your hand and thank you for letting me play you.
Quote Of The Day:
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
― William G.T. Shedd