Response 1.Why do people take risks?
I believe that people take risks for the thrill of it, and to feel the excitement. Life is too short, and what would it be without a little fun? Also I think we are used to taking risks, driving, elevators, trains, these are normal activities for us, and few people see them as actual risks.
Response 2. Do you think our fears are overrated these days? What has perpetuated this "culture of fear"? Explain.
I believe our fears are overrated as an entire society. I think people need to take bigger risks. We enjoy our simplistic lives, and hate for them to be disturbed. If a student has the choice of going anywhere for college on a full scholarship, I think they should take that risk, and not stay within the safe comforts of there home state. I think we need to take as many risks as possible, travel the world, and live our lives. I think laziness has had an influence on the reason we don't take risks, if we have the chance to go river rafting or stay at home, a lot more people would choose to stay at home, because of the work that requires river rafting.
Response 3. Aside from the types of risk that are discussed in this podcast, what are some other examples you can think of which people take part in either on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis?
As I mentioned earlier, I think that riding a train, or using an elevator are day to day risks that a lot of people go through. I also find riding a bicycle on the side of a highway to be a huge risk, for fear of getting smooshed by a reckless or beginner driver. I also believe that letting a 14 year old attain their drivers permit, or license is absurd, when the human brain isn't developed until age 25. I think getting in a car with someone so inexperienced is a horrid risk. But we all do it anyways.
Response 4. Think about the biggest physical (not emotional) risk you have taken. Why did you do it? Did you hurt yourself? Was it just you or were you with other people? Do you think that had any influence on your decision?
I suppose it is small, but one of the biggest physical risks I have taken would be jumping off a moving boat into the lake. My dad would be driving our speedboat, and I would wait until he was going relatively fast, and I would very carefully climb on top of the motor, and quickly jump off, into the water as he sped away. I took this risk, because my dad did it, and it looked like fun. I didn't severely hurt myself..but hitting the water that hard stung a little. I was with my dad, and younger siblings, and they didn't really influence me to jump off, I influenced myself.
I think this is very intelligent. Life is way too short to live in fear. If everyone lived in complete fear would life be any fun at all. I feel like Elizabeth is right on it.
Question 1: There are many different levels of risk. There are small risks, like asking someone on a date. There are also large risks, like jumping out of an airplane. They all have their own types of consequences. People have to weigh the consequences/rewards to decide if the risk is worth it.
Question 2: Fears are often overrated. An example is that people are afraid of getting attacked by a shark, when shark attacks really only occur a handful of times each year. A reason that this occurs is because of our current media.
Question 3: Risks occur every day, week, and month. An example of a daily risk is driving your car to school or work, everyday. There are a lot of accidents that occur every year, yet people get into their car without a second thought. An example of a weekly or monthly risk depends on what activities that an individual participates in. For example, if you go skiing every weekend you are taking a risk. Or if you play in a basketball game, you are taking a risk.
Question 4: The biggest physical risk that I have taken occurred on Blacktail Mountain. I attempted to do a black flip and landed upside down on my shoulder. I broke my collar bone. I was by myself, so other people did not influence my decision to take this risk.
1. Do you agree with their idea of reason(s) for fear? Why or why not?
I could not find where Garret said the reasons for fear were.. ?!
2. After reading your classmate's example of risk taking, what could you add to their ideas/situation? Do you agree that this is an example of risk taking or is this situation simply being blown out of proportion?
I wouldn't really add anything to Garrets list of risk taking. I agree that going on dates, driving your car, and playing in a basketball game are risks. I think that all of those 3 examples except for driving a car, are blow out of proportion. I understand that asking someone on a date is a scary thing, and no one want's to face rejection, but I think our pampered society needs to really look at what an actual risk is, and we need to stop being babies. I do agree however that driving a car is a risk, that many people take.
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How are we supposed to comment on two classmates responses when no one(but Garret) did it? Can this assignment not be due Friday the 27th?
1. I agree with Elizabeth on risk taking. Life is not worth living if there is no risk
2. After reading my classmate's example of risk taking, what could you add to their ideas/situation? There is really nothing i need to add on to Elizabeths response. I agree the bigger risk needs to be taken like traveling the world or even not going to college in home state. risks are blown out of proportion. People think it is a big risk to ask some one on a date but real they need to shoot bigger.
1!. We take risks every day such as driving, eating, breathing, ect. We take risks as humans because we live for that endorphins rush, that shot of adrenaline. It tells us that we are alive. we want to feel alive!
2!. Fore the most part yah, as humans we have becomes so unbelievably lazy that even the idea of most things will cause great fear in the cattle like brains of many people.
3!. types of risks that is take part in every day are, breathing, eating, sleeping, even sex is a huge risk, these are ones that people, human take part in everyday.
4!. The biggest physical risk that I have ever taken was, I truly cant remember what my biggest risk was. But I do believe other people were there.
I agree with Jessey about the things he said are risks. Driving and eating are risks.. I'm not sure how sleeping is though, except someone could kill you in your sleep I guess. Looking at the more scientific side of this, humans do enjoy the endorphins released from doing exciting activities.
I also agree with Jessey, there are so many risks that we take on the daily basis. Just because things maybe risky does not mean to do it. I think you should do your best to live your life to the fullest.
1. I agree with Jessey's ideas on fear because its the basic needs of life.
2. I cant really find anything that I can add to his that I added to mine.
1. People want to live life to the fullest. Without taking risk no body would be any better then the next guy. When people take the risks and do something sweet such as NFL players. They get paid more money for taking the risk and hitting the other players harder.
2. I think fears are way overrated now in todays times. Our world is so concerned with everyones health. So every little thing that could be dangerous to your health the world will freak out and say do not do it.
3. On a daily basis I would say leaving your house is a risk. Everything is somewhat dangerous. You can be taking a risk of getting a disease or getting hit by a car.
4. I would say the biggest risk I have ever taken is longboarding. I have bombed a hill going 50 miles an hour before and not to talented on stopping to I would just pray to God that I wouldn't die. Luckily I survived. I been doing that with friends like Burke and Gavin that have influenced my decisions. Also that they pressured me into taking the risks but I made it was just a few scratches so I would say do not be too fearful in life.
1. I feel that people take risks because it is a natural instinct withing the structure of their DNA. I believe that people take risks to stay healthy too. Risks pump adrenaline through your body and causes your heart to rush blood to every cell in the body. Keeps you healthy by helping to prevent blood clots.
2. Fears these days are over rated. Back in the old days parents would love it for their kids to go outside and play, but in today's society, parents are afraid that a fly will land on them and and give them the case of CURIOSITY. I feel that the fears in today's society, mainly given by the media, is a way to control the civilian population by making them believe in a particular way.
3. The simple risk of interacting with people is a risk we take everyday. Interacting with people, or most people, opens you up for rejection in some form. But rejection can lower ones self-esteem and make them feel like a failure. Make them not want to interact with that person in the same way or even at all with the idea that its all going to end with rejection, always making you feel like a failure.
4. The last physical risk I have taken was protecting someone I cared about more than anything. I did it because they did not deserve to be called the named and have certain actions be said about them. I got hurt fairly bad but not as bad compared to the person(s) who were saying those things. I was alone with the person(s) when it happened and the person I was defending has no idea it happened. It had some influence on my decision but mainly i did it because I care about this person so much.