In my line of business, I take on unsystematic risk. It is my responsibility to avoid risky situations. I can’t control what other people do. However, I can control how I react to unsystematic risk. For example, I may hesitate before deciding to take on unsystematic risk. I can’t stop myself from taking that risk. I can choose to let it affect me and my business, or I can choose to react and take on unsystematic risk.
I can choose to react. I can choose to take on unsystematic risk. I can choose to react and take on unsystematic risk. This is called “situation awareness.
As I’ve mentioned before in this book, there are many ways we can be unsystematic risk-takers. We can be unsystematic risk-takers by not being aware of them. We can be unsystematic risk-takers by not being aware of them and making a conscious decision to act on them. We can be unsystematic risk-takers by being unsystematic risk-takers, and by then acting on them.
For example, in the case of going to a party, I could decide to skip the drinks and go home. I could also decide to go, but I wouldn’t know what I was getting myself into. I could also decide to go to a party, but I would still not like the people I was going to hang out with. In the case of unsystematic risk-taking I could be unsystematic risk-taker and still be a risk-taker.
I have to admit that I have never been a super risky person. I have, however, been a really unsystematic risk-taker. I’ve always been that girl who gets a chance to try new things because she’s curious and she’s been told she’s smart. I’ve been that girl who does something crazy and then sees what happens.
I have never been particularly risk-taking. I mean, I have definitely been a super risk-taker. I guess I was really lucky to have never been a super risky person. I think I was really lucky that I was the only person in my family to do things that were dangerous.
I think the biggest risk I’ve ever taken was a little over a year ago. I was traveling in the back of a truck and my friend Mikey pulled up next to me and basically told me to shut up. A few minutes later I was speeding down the road and the truck driver pulled out of the driveway and I had a few choices to make. One was to slow down and take a chance of hitting the trailer on the outside of the truck, and I chose that.
That was the biggest risk Ive ever taken in my life. What I ended up doing was making this video. If you haven’t done so, check it out. It was a really cool experience, and it was one of the few risks I’ve ever taken in my life that I wasn’t afraid of.
The same principle is at play in the video above. I am talking about the risk of being a victim of a violent crime. Ive seen some good examples, like the one below, where a passenger in a moving car was thrown out of the car and run over by a car. That was a really dangerous way to die, and I still cringe when I see it. I believe there are some great reasons people fall victim to violence, but you gotta take precautions.
Although the risk of being a victim of violence is probably higher than ever, we can still take steps to reduce the risk of being a victim. The same is true of other types of violence. For example, the person who was thrown out of the car was probably on foot, not a car. Therefore, being in a car on a moving sidewalk is a big risk, and the person in the car was probably running away from being hit by the car.
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