Question of the Week #314

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.

5 thoughts on “Question of the Week #314

  1. I’d definitely go for it. I’d just make sure I’ve taken care of everything that need to be taken care of first (like clearing my search history). But seriously, yes, I would do it. It’s not really a hard decision to me.

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