Wednesday, July 18, 2007

High-risk behaviour

What a nice term! What do we think of people with high-risk behaviour?
Are these people brave? E.g. some performers put themselves in danger by getting close to dangerous animals such as snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, etc.
Are these people skillful? E.g. stuntman and sports man in sports such as diving and gymnastic who risk injuries to carry out actions of high difficulties for movie filming and other entertaining or fund raising purposes.
Are these people sacrificing? E.g. soldiers who volunteer themselves to fight in the front lines to protect their love ones and homeland.
Sigh, the term usually does not refer to the above. It is use to describe people who have multiple sex partners, and therefore risking themselves and their partners to infection of STDs, HIV and the likes. "High-risk" is too neutral a term to be used. Should use terms such as irresponsible, selfish, lustful, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, careless, reckless, foolish, negligent, etc.!

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