A pilot may pay more attention to safety risks if they are actually on the aircraft they are flying as opposed to working from home.

If a pilot has skin in the game, if he is invested in the flight, he will take extra caution.

Skin in the game is an individual who assumes risk related to their decisions, strategies, advice, designs and activities.

Generally speaking, individuals who are responsible for risks are more likely to make good decisions and put in a reasonable effort.

It is easy to talk when you have nothing to lose.

If you have invested time, resources, and emotional labour into something, you will always ensure that you protect it.

But if you are not invested, you are likely not to be worried because you have nothing to lose.

As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said in his book Skin in the Game: 

“Those who talk should do and only those who do should talk.”


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