There are four tools to deal with risk - avoid, mitigate, transfer or accept. 'A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.' Risk is like stress, it isn't that it shouldn't be taken, it is that it should be taken consciously. Our muscles respond to stress. It is what builds strength. Strength is built over time through regular exposure. Avoiding risk altogether is impossible. Life has a way of putting us to the test. We can mitigate it through knowledge and preparation. We can transfer or share it by building support. We can accept it if we build the confidence that we can cope. We can deal.
A painting I did as a schoolboy