Risk versus Reward. Coming from a Finance background, this was something I wrestled with every day in college. There were different theories and ways in which to measure risk, reward and how to compare the two. Unfortunately, no theory was perfect and they’re all flawed in some way, but most of them guided me to make a smart decision.
This Washington Post article talks about the risks and rewards of parenting a Middle Schooler. These students are looking to take risks with the expectation that the reward is finding their identity. I’m thankful my parents allowed me to take risks while I was in school so they could talk me through what worked and what didn’t. Granting me that ability to take risks has given me the freedom to find my true identity in Christ. Check out the article below.
Discussion Questions with MS students: What's a risk you've always wanted to take? Why haven't you taken it? What holds you back from taking risks? Do you ever think about the potential rewards/consequences? What's a risk you've taken lately that you shouldn't have?