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Show Of Hands December 11th, 2012 12:00am

When faced with big decisions, do you tend to take the safer option or the option with more risk but bigger "upside"?

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optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
12/14/12 5:31 pm

Like when two multiple choice questions on a test and they both are generally the same with same options.

Wert A picture of my sack
12/13/12 11:48 pm

This question makes me anxious. I can't decide.

nnayllek Cliffs of Insanity
12/13/12 5:48 am

Exactly! I always wear Depends when I'm taking a big risk.

jmw7477 Indiana
12/13/12 5:10 am

I'm not a risk taker. Never have been. Never will be.

charles02 Charleston,SC
12/12/12 9:27 pm

Really its the age old debate of take 1million dollars or50/50 at a 100mill

TideGal CFL
12/12/12 7:24 pm

It depends really on so many things.

Loadmaster Sacto
12/12/12 5:06 pm

I've always wanted to get my pilot's license...

Safe side: don't spend 7k, don't need to invest all the time, no possibility of crashing a plane.

Up side: realize childhood dream, have freedom to go just about anywhere, never having to regret failing to do it.

I'll choose the up-side.

12/12/12 1:51 pm

I'm getting ready to buy a $22,000 motorcycle. It's a big decision and if you don't think it is risky, you don't know my wife.

EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 1:45 pm

And quit making your other Tennessee friends like your comments!

EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 1:00 pm

And stop liking your own posts!

EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 1:00 pm

Fatty - in an earlier poll, you and 3-4 of your friends said you made your kids watch porn from an early age. Don't say you didn't because its still posted.
You have as much right to use this app as I do but you need to stop talking about your kids making porn! It's sickening to most parents.

12/12/12 12:54 pm

I don't make them do it, it's what they want to do. They have my approval. All they want to do is enjoy their job. I love watching my babies hard at work, it makes me a proud parent!

four4byu Utah
12/12/12 11:43 am

Fortune favors the bold

12/12/12 11:11 am live every second therefore you live many times.....???

EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 10:17 am

There you go again about making your kids do porn, you sick, twisted, sob!
Quit bringing that up!

12/12/12 9:41 am

I tend to go towards the safer options. For example, wearing a condom. It prevents unwanted pregnancy. I always make my children wear condoms when they are shooting an adult film. It just ensures me that they're being safe, while at the same time thoroughly enjoying themselves during the activity.

12/12/12 8:18 am

YAODO.. You also only die once. So... Just no.

dpoirr11 Addis, LA
12/12/12 8:02 am

I'll take risks that I can calculate or analyze the probable outcomes, otherwise I'll play it safe. Then again, when you are pretty sure of the outcome, it's no longer a risk is it?

12/12/12 7:39 am

SoH Texas hold 'em game? I think that would be legit. We can talk politics and religion while playing.

12/12/12 7:35 am

Depends on the risk, I answered assuming the risk was getting arrested!

12/12/12 5:27 am

I would have said safer but based off of all the classes I took this fall and how difficult they were by there selfs let alone together I would say harder but a big upside to get the classes done

12/11/12 11:05 pm

As in poker, I favor a calculated risk.
If you are too timid, you get nowhere.
If you go all-in all the time, you will soon be busted.

vlntry Daytona Beach Shores, FL
12/11/12 10:07 pm

A ship in its harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.

chile safer than congress
12/11/12 9:58 pm

Which one has dark chocolate?

12/11/12 9:51 pm

Currently taking several risks with the potential for huge payoffs.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/11/12 9:50 pm

Usually safer if it affects my family. More risk/upside if it only affects me.

12/11/12 9:30 pm

I'm a risk taker by training. I moved halfway across the country with my family when I was 13. Repeated that to go to college where I knew NO one. Did it again after graduation. I went back to school which was a bit of a bold move considering. I'm a go big or go home kind of girl.

lmurder MDK
12/11/12 9:27 pm

Risk/reward. Has paid off in the stock and commodities.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
12/11/12 9:16 pm

I'm 24. The only thing I have to lose is time, so I say risky (not stupid)
I decided for what I want to do I needed to go back to school. I quit my job and moved. Right now I'm working part time while taking classes to get into a masters program I want.
It actually has worked out quite well so far.

tommysq Chicagoland
12/11/12 8:54 pm

It really depends on the situation.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/11/12 8:53 pm

All things being equal, I'll take the risk.

12/11/12 7:59 pm

Evaluate the risk thoroughly. Think it through. Act if the risk seems reasonable. If not, go with the safer option. I am really good with risk, because 95% of the time it pays off for me. Safe doesn't always pay off (well enough) because there is not as much upside.

susanr Colorado
12/11/12 7:53 pm

I usually go the safe route (which doesn't necessarily mean "conventional") but sometimes I just take a leap off a cliff. Quit a decent job at 39 to go back to college; left my house & friends to move to a new state where I knew no one, for grad school when I was 45. Somewhat scary changes.

12/11/12 7:40 pm

"Safe" is a myth. All or nothing!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/11/12 7:37 pm

Depends on what a "big decision" is. Using the simplest test, that "big decisions" mean life or death, and all other decisions are the small stuff that isn't worth sweating, I'll go with safe. Life and death means no guessing. Be sure, be quick, and have a backup plan. Or two.

12/11/12 7:29 pm

Well you may regret not taking risks.

liberalD Massachusetts
12/11/12 7:24 pm

Usually take the upside! Although i always pay for it later -____-

Tony SOH Founder
12/11/12 7:21 pm

"Best" is in the eye of the decider - that's partly the point of the question. Does "best" for you mean the choice with less risk, or the choice with higher possible payoff?

12/11/12 7:18 pm

Throw it all down and see what happens.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
12/11/12 7:13 pm

I tend to select the option I think will produce the most interesting results.

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
12/11/12 7:01 pm

What's life without a bit of risk?

kiowarich Colorado
12/11/12 6:56 pm

How about "best".