Risk and Reward
This short film is of skier Sam Favret in Chamonix, a part of France famous for its ski resorts.
While these resorts are normally crowded, this video shows something different. Be warned; if heights are scary to you, this will be a tough one to watch.
Favret is someone who knows what he is doing. The first question for you, though, is what risks there might be doing what Favret does. Are the risks what they seem? Why or why not?
Clearly, flying down a very steep mountain at stunning speed is risky in some fashion, but there is reward, as well. What is the reward, and is it worth it? How would one explain both what is and isn’t worth a risk? What’s the difference?
What risks to you are worth taking? Is it taking part in a rough sport, or speaking in front of a crowd, or trying out for a part in a play? Whatever it is for you, being able to accurately understand the risks will tell you something important about who you can be.
FLOW with Sam Favret by Sam Favret on YouTube (4:32)
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