Do you agree that not taking any chances is the biggest risk of all?

@megamatt (14323)
United States
May 14, 2010 9:33am CST
Some people just like to live life without any variation. They have fallen into nice routines that have little variety. It is a safe and sound existence, but it can also be a boring one. I think that these people are in many ways the biggest risk takers of all. They live their life in a set pattern and thus they just have little meaning to there life. Granted, there is no need to do something so boneheaded that you risk your own life, but still, it is good to live outside the box every now and again and enjoy life at its fullest. Otherwise it just is not fully enriched and has very little meaning. What do you think? Looking forward to reading your responses.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
14 May 10
I've seen people do things in a routine and I see that they are sad. Wish they could do more for themselves and enjoy life.
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@megamatt (14323)
• United States
14 May 10
Yes, that can be a bit sad. There is nothing worse than getting stuck in a rut. We might as well be robots if we live life like this. It is all just so mechanical at times. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
14 May 10
We are people and we should get things out of the usual ways we live. We need to spark life a bit..
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@brylle454 (608)
• Philippines
14 May 10
It really depends on the person, like me, sometimes i have alot of chances but i often procrastinate about it, then what i got when i did that are alot of regrets. Have you seen the movie "Yes Man", it really relates on your discussion :)
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@megamatt (14323)
• United States
14 May 10
Yes, it leads to a lot of regrets and true, it does really depend on the person. I mean we could say that we intended to take the chance, but until we actually do take the chance, it means very little all things considered. No, I have not seen that movie. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
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@sender621 (14934)
• United States
14 May 10
If we don't take chances, we will never know what life holds for us. Every chance is the moment we could be searching for. Don't let theses moments pass you by. When a chance comes your way, take it.
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@megamatt (14323)
• United States
14 May 10
Yes, I think the thing that haunts us the most is "what might have been". That really makes us wonder what life might have held had we took a bit of risk or took a chance. It may eat away at us on the inside. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
I think if people didn't take any chances,noone would get anywheres in life.You don't know about something unless you try it out for yourself.
@megamatt (14323)
• United States
14 May 10
Absolutely correct and I agree one hundred percent. As I said, the worst thing is thinking about "what might have been." Could I have done more had I taken this chance? You never know. Even if you fail, at least you have a valuable experience. Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
14 May 10
I tend to have a routine, but Im not afraid of going out of my routine, my routine makes my day easier but it will never stop me from living life as full as I can, for example right now, my daily routine is very boring, however the reason it is boring is because I have decided to save up enough money to go travelling. So right now a routine is needed, for me to keep on top of saving as much money. My routine doesnt neccessarily stop me though, its just a temporary change to my life right now. I havent really had a routine for years, and Ive had some amazing times so far, I want these times to continue, so if a temporary routine is needed for now then so be it!