Even risk-takers are risk averse

A facebook friend of mine posts a lot these days about the ‘Rona and how it’s taken over people’s lives. 

It sure has done a lot of damage. Some people died, but it affected something like 0.05% of the total U.S. population. Many more were sick, and recovered, which is a great thing. 

This won’t kill us like the Black Plague. 

Still… some people did die and those people aren’t *just* statistics. They’re people. Real people. And, they will be missed dearly.

Lots of people went out and bought life insurance because of this virus. But… to me that’s weird. Why not think of it before now? It just wasn’t top of mind. 


That’s my hope with this daily email series: to make it top of mind every day. Not just when the world is coming apart at the seams.

Of course, this facebook friend I mentioned above used this as an opportunity to tell everyone that people focus too much on risk and that they let it rule their lives. And that people should be willing to take more risks.

This same person went on a status update posting spree, about 2 or 3 weeks ago, about some new exercise contraption that was “better than lifting free weights”. 

Reason: “it’s safer and less risky”.

Point?

Everyone loves risk until they don’t. 

And… everyone waits too long for their own good. 

Most of us are our own worst enemy. We don’t believe in ourselves until we have to. But, why not believe in yourself right now?

David Lewis

This post brought to you by //The Rogue Agent//. David has been a life insurance agent, and worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., since 2004. Learn more about him and his business, here.