You are offered $5 million to play a variant of Russian roulette: Before you are 10 pistols, 1 loaded. You must pick a pistol, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. If you walk away, you do so a multimillionaire. Would you take the shot?
Look… I may hate my life these days, but I’m not suicidal. I would not be willing to take that kind of risk, no matter the money being offered. I would absolutely love to be offered millions of dollars and there are plenty of crazy things I would probably be willing to do for that money. But taking a 10% chance at killing myself? No, thank you.
But what about you? Is that something that you would be willing to risk? Is $5 million worth it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.