Wednesday, April 1, 2009

risk and control

this is just a musing on the relationship of control and risk.

when people are control through threat of force, they're quality of life will drop because they are kept from doing the things that they get enjoyment out of. one is always willing to take on more risk with things that have lower value to him. does this idea translate into people taking greater risks with their own devalued lives as outside control of those lives increases, thereby making them more prone to engage in prohibited acts, nullifying the point of control in the first place, or necessitating that control become tighter in a vicious cycle?

i have no idea, but it's an interesting concept.

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