Everything in life is risky, it’s a game of probability.
Although we have rules in our modern societies, at the end of the day we remain biologically programmed for self-preservation and protection of our offspring. I try to keep that in mind during my daily life, so as not to expect anyone to look out for my interests and do the job I’m supposed to be doing.
If anyone does happen to act in that way, then it will make my day. But it’s never my default expectation. I learned to think in this way from Stoic philosophy and it has served me very well in the past years when I’ve had to deal with adverse and uncertain situations.
Ultimately, I’ve made peace with risk and even grown to love it. I wake up every day excited to know what opportunities (and risks) I will come across during the day, knowing fully well that I will win some and also lose some.