Execupundit.com: Novels for Leaders. Execupundit quotes the iconic novel by Joseph Heller, “Catch-22”, and this paragraph:
“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” he observed.
“It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”
Lawyers, and everyone, often recognize that Catch-22 applies to every endeavor in life. We are crazy if we attempt to live our lives by taking risks; but recognizing those risks makes us sane, which makes us available for control and manipulation by others, and thus eligible to be crazy. Which are you? Not that it matters to fate and death. They will happen whatever you do. Why not take the risks?