Progress and Risk-Taking

Progress and Risk-Taking
The Covid experience is but one example of how one seeks to protect oneself from a virus which is yet to be fully programmed. In February 2021, in most parts of the world, the virus was declared dead and yet in a few months' time it came back with a bang.

Life is full of risks; from walking the staircase to crossing the road to eating food and,indeed, much else. One is always confronted with risks. There is always a distinct possibility of slipping on the steps just as there is a possibility of being knocked down on the road by a vagrant person or a vehicle. The food may always have some latent contamination or a virus which could not be screened. In the present era of possibilities of ‘intensifying’ the surface of the vegetables/fruits; one is always running the risk of buying fresh fruits or vegetables which are corrosive to the body. The list can be multiplied and with it the anxieties which accompany the awareness of this possibility. Since the chances of eliminating these possibilities to a zero level are impossible; one has to develop a threshold of what caution dictates and leave the rest to providence and much else.

The message is simple, the only way of living is doing the best one can to mitigate the risks and train oneself to ignore the rest. The second step is important because if one does not do...

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Dr. Vinayshil Gautam

Internationally acclaimed management expert. Chairman, DKIF

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Dr. Vinayshil Gautam

Internationally acclaimed management expert. Chairman, DKIF

January 2023

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