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?


Would you rather play a game with someone less or more skilled than you? Would your answer be different if others were watching?

  • How would it feel to always describe yourself as ordinary, no better or worse than most others? Would it be a relief or a disappointment to realize it was actually true?


If what you owned had no bearing on what people thought of you, would you spend your money differently?