Ask A Genius 438 – Tolerance for Risk (5)

In-Sight Publishing

Ask A Genius 438 – Tolerance for Risk (5)

November 9, 2018

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Rick Rosner: The average lifespan in the 30s was probably 65/67. Now, it is closer to 80. Actually, it is probably much more if you take the more health conscious sectors. There have been splits in lifespans over the last couple decades.

For the first half of the 20th century, everybody was pretty much leaving their longevity to chance. There weren’t that many Jack LaLannes trying to figure out how to maximize their lifespans.

Now, you have larger segments of the population interested in living a healthy life, as healthy as they can. But then, you have people who are chaotic and dumb, and eat whatever they want.

But if you take out the people who aren’t trying to maximize their longevity and health, that leaves the people who are having a lifespan of close to or at 90. It is a big enough segment of the population or a big enough part of the national zeitgeist or mindset.

Now, the avoidance of risk is a huge part of our culture now. Although, people are not overly aware of that because it is not presented to people as a unitary idea. Instead, it is presented to people as a bunch of individual products or initiatives, or fixes when stuff turns out to be dangerous.

For instance, in California, we have been having these deadly wildfires. It is only in the past decade; there is now a push for fireproof houses. It is a question as to whether we should build houses in forested areas or not. If you do, how do you make those houses less burnable? But part of those less burnable houses, it is making people not burned up in wildfires rather than part of this overall risk averse push.

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Authors[1]

Rick Rosner

American Television Writer

RickRosner@Hotmail.Com

Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing

Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.Com

In-Sight Publishing

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