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The concepts of risk and danger are important concepts. Many things in life have risks or dangers associated with them. In our thinking and reasoning processes we must often deal with the concepts of risk and danger. We are all almost continually confronted with a multitude of risks or dangers and we mentally assess their seriousness, magnitude and likelihood of occurrence, and make decisions and choose paths in accordance with our assessments. If we have foresight and good judgment, spot all the risks and dangers early, and then make the right decisions as we proceed through life we may have a life of few troubles. On the other hand if we have little foresight or poor judgment we may find ourselves encountering a great many problems as we make our way through life. The tendency to foresee dangers or risks and to make good judgments in connection with them is very close to the very idea of prudence or wisdom. And the tendency not to see them or not to take heed of them when you do see them, is very closely connected with the idea of foolishness. The wise man foresees the risks, takes them seriously, and takes the road that minimizes them i.e. he takes the safest road. The foolish man pays no attention to danger and takes the dangerous road. He is like the young antelope that takes no heed of the prowling lion. And it is a fact that some people are just a lot more perceptive about dangers, a lot more concerned about them than other people are. Nov 1986 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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