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Post by Naval Aulakh » 15 Aug 2017, 18:15

I don't think I would risk everything to peruse something. Everything has its own place in the life.
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Post by pontiac21 » 15 Aug 2017, 21:29

yes i have done it and it's paid off before. I've always had the balls to do things like that though.

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Post by EmunahAn » 15 Aug 2017, 23:46

I would not, simply because the new opportunity may not work out after all.
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Post by TheSeelieCourtJester » 16 Aug 2017, 00:22

Personally, I wouldn't risk everything for a situation. Unless it's really important, like saving the world or knowing no one else is affected by it, then I wouldn't take the chance. I like stability, and while I'm not as conventional as my peers, I'd rather stay in the realm of normalcy then explore the unknown completely. I've got a problem with my emotions and mental stability, so I tend to break easily whenever taking up unnecessary risks.

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Post by LadyClaire » 16 Aug 2017, 01:03

No, I'd never have done it. I've never had to put everything on the line but I will if the prospects are great and it will be born out of wisdom and not self...
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Post by kevobuda » 16 Aug 2017, 01:16

Its a classical case of a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

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Post by ritah » 16 Aug 2017, 08:10

Donnavila Marie01 wrote:After resaerching about the Panama canal, I would say, I follow what Max has done. The Panama Canal Project is every geo-scientist's dream. If his fiancee truely loved him, she would have supperted Max. All Max was asking is Sarah's support.
Exactly, having a supportive partner is ideal and if your partner isn't supportive of your dreams and ambitions ...How stable can that relationship really be? I would risk losing a lot of stability to chase a dream cause regrets hurt a lot! More so regrets of not having tried when you had the chance to. All you will be left with is "What if"

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Post by Kenisha Hyde » 16 Aug 2017, 15:19

It is easy to say yes until an actual opportunity is presented. Then is when the true difficulty will be experienced. I don't think I would have been able to take the opportunity but perhaps if it were the right opportunity for me then maybe I would. Damned if I do... damned if I don't kind of situation

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Post by Aarush Kumar » 17 Aug 2017, 02:21

I might risk everything in order to pursue something like this... But I believe one must always have a Plan B to fall back on in case the original plan doesn't work out...

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Post by Anirudh Badri » 17 Aug 2017, 15:34

I would probably put everything on the line for something that I was really passionate about and believed in.
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Post by aussiebooklover » 17 Aug 2017, 15:42

I liked that Max followed his passion and listened to his heart. Taking risks like these make life much more exciting... I think I would have done the same

-- 17 Aug 2017, 16:24 --
Donnavila Marie01 wrote:After resaerching about the Panama canal, I would say, I follow what Max has done. The Panama Canal Project is every geo-scientist's dream. If his fiancee truely loved him, she would have supperted Max. All Max was asking is Sarah's support.
I agree, Max did the right thing ending this relationship. If the love for Sarah would have been bigger than his desire to go to Panama to follow his dreams / he would have stayed in London.

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Post by shish_by_design » 18 Aug 2017, 04:03

If its worth risking everything for, then I'd go for it. As long as I have the support of those who believe in me, nothing could hold me back.

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Post by jwalker73 » 18 Aug 2017, 04:53

It would all depend on what the thing I was going to pursue was. If it was something that held great significance for me and my values, and could also benefit a large number of people, then I possible would.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Aug 2017, 08:07

I would really depend on the intensity of my relationship with my fiancee or partner and how much I really want the job. For Max, it was like a dream job knocking on his door. It is understandable that he went for it.

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Post by Tamanna » 18 Aug 2017, 13:05

I would never risk everything for such an opportunity. In my opinion, it shows how serious the relationship was to have risked that love for this new opportunity. In my case, I would rather have the support of my loved ones and I would never have been able to bear choosing this opportunity if it meant that I would have to let go of them.

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