Today a NYTimes blogger raised the issue of whether New Yorkers are crazy risk takers, see NYTimes.
An overseas commentator had asked whether this was so because online she had chatted with a New Yorker who had gone into a burning building ‘because she could’.
Isn’t the essence of New York a place where things happen because they can? You bet.
New York is such a melting pot, this is the city which has opened its arms to an incredible number of risk takers, people who come here hoping their lives will be better.
Being a risk taker can be a very good thing and New York would not be what it is without all those people who took a risk on things turning out well for them when they came here. See the great video in this post for some heart-warming examples of people whose lives improved markedly when they came here
I think New York does have more risk takers than most places and this has really worked to make the city great in every way. What do you think?