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"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it."
– Theodore Roosevelt

Mr. Roosevelt encouraged a $5000 loss.

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  • 3
    TR liked to take chances, and it nearly killed him in South America and probably shortened his life.
  • 2
    I have a guess that these quotes by famous people encouraging risky behavior are disproportionately meant for the people who are more cautious than not, for the ones who indulge in careless risk-taking aren't usually in a stable enough position in life where they could do anything truly impactful. I know this is too presumptive and probably wrong, but just a guess that the risk-taking comes AFTER learning how to assess risk and step back when necessary.
  • 2
    @N00bPancakes IDK much about history but I can imagine something like this lol.

    Someone: TR can you fight this war for me?
    TR: Sure thing fam, on it!
    *reading the art of war for 2 days*
    TR: fck how did I lose that one lol?
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    @alcatraz627

    Also survivorship bias. Had TR gotten killed in Cuba or something ... we probably wouldn't know that quote ;)
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    @alcatraz627 I can't find anything related to risk assessment in the quote so any follower will eventually doom him/her self if not cautious.
  • 0
    What's the $ 5000 reference about?
  • 0
    @asgs a loss to the company i was previously in
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