You could always die.
That’s about the worst that can happen in most risky situations, although I’m not sure which is worse.
Nobody wants to fall on their ass or lose a bunch of money or get laughed at.
That’s human nature — avoid mishaps.
But we’re lucky enough not to face many life-threatening risks in our time, despite what the news anchors may have you believe.
The funny thing about risks is that once you start taking more of them, all the anxiety and worry and stress of thinking about the risk goes away.
The risk becomes something we just did.
And really quite mundane, when you think about it.
Were we scared to jump?
But not as scared as we were thinking about jumping.