I was doing this financial assessment while back in the US and had to take a risk tolerance survey. It was kind of annoying but funny. Asked me things about my retirement plans (a.k.a. the year 2049) and emergency cash reserves (cough).
I really wanted to put “thrill” because that’s how I would probably see financial risk in an ideal world. But I’m not living in an ideal financial world, so. “Opportunity” it is.
I recreated this on Facebook btw, and my friend who does risk management for a living was like, “volatility.” How’s that for objective?
Anyways, actually this friend gambles for fun, but I think in a really logical way. Like, he gambles with the odds. Sunday he bet on the Packers, favored 2.5:1. Which seems completely pointless to me. Where’s the thrill, in winning? Haha. No, to me it has to either be in losing, as I have written before, or in winning against unfavorable odds. But I’m not sure he gambles for thrills. I think he actually just gambles to win money. It seems like it works for him, too– go figure.
I guess I gamble for the thrill. Which is why I actually don’t gamble– I can’t afford financial thrills.
Just for kicks: