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Submitted by Gary Glennon-Alty on


Your question resonates with me, however, in my story I'd like to make a distinction between 'risk' and 'uncertainty'.
Risk with it's connotations around registers and measurement and costed mitigations, arguably is part of the problem, and perhaps this explains why people have an unhealthy relationship with it. Rather than perpetuating this way of thinking that starts from the premise that everything can be measured and I know everything, maybe it would be better to be a little more humble and accept the fact that we do not know everything and sometimes uncertainties play a part. [Even well tried recipes fail sometimes when you bake them in a different oven.]

So I suggest, and appeal to people reading this narrative, to differentiate between risk and uncertainty and embrace uncertainty rather than attempt to reduce everything to a risk.