Hedging your bets

Tuesday 1 July 2014, 2.48am HKT


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OBSERVATION

HEDGING YOUR BETS is to look for the safest and best-performing choice — to reduce your loss on something (say, a bet or an investment) by using the gains to offset the losses.

In life, it’s also a way to avoid choosing one thing or side, so that whatever happens in the future, you won’t have problems or seem stupid.

But realise it’ll be the source of your greatest anxiety too.

Hedging your bets usually works only in fair weather.

If you’re not the type who thrives on stress or can make decisions on incomplete information, then take a stance, stand your ground, and live with it — for better or worse.

The Naked Listener, 11.20pm, 27°C (81°F), fine

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Exist … hopefully for more than that

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2 Responses to “Hedging your bets”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    Ah, yes; I’ve seen the lovely hawthorn hedges from which the phrase is taken, but growing in another country nearby. Belgium has an entire region known as “The Hedge” for that very thing being scattered madly about the hills.

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