Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Ramana and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get different views of the prism, colours of the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Grannymar.
RISK—THE SPICE OF LIFE
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I think dear old Eleanor knew what she was talking about…the only point that I differ on is that we do so many things in a day that involve taking risks.
Take waking up in the morning..I risk that every day. Just imagine the number of pitfalls that lie in wait for me…the water may not flow in the tap to brush my teeth, have a bath, wash dishes. The newspapers—believe you me we get 5 (FIVE) everyday—may not arrive. The milk may not be delivered and if it does arrive it may boil over making a mess of my gas stove and counter top (the gas may also finish needing a change of cylinder). My cook may not come, my maid may have an emergency and fail to show up….the list goes on and on….until it is bed time and the mosquitoes will come out in hordes.
The other great risk that I take on an average everyday is to step out on to the road as the risk of my tripping and falling flat on my face is really great. Getting into an auto, as my recent experience has wizened me up—may mean getting into an accident. The car may have a puncture—we did and drove on it and ended up having to replace the whole wheel! Catching a bus could end up with you being pickpocketed!
The one great thing that really scares me is switching on the news channels…just imagine the risk. There may be a national disaster lurking in the ‘Breaking News’ banner or an important piece of earth shattering news that Elvis was seen on MG Road (every metro, city, town in India has a token Mahathma Gandhi Road) or that Sachin Tendulkar, God of Indian cricket, has decided to put his cricket bat into retirement.
The biggest risk is going on line and opening your heart to fellow bloggers and waiting for their comments.