What are the risks of taking a shower?
Of course. There is no real success without taking risks. People who are afraid to try never accomplish anything difficult. I doubt that Lincoln took more risks than other successful people. There is a difference between taking risks and being reckless or foolhardy. People like Lincoln have a good idea of they can do and what is possible.
Why is it He is taking a shower and not He is doing or making a shower Is there an easy explanation?
One definition of take is "To participate in, undergo, or experience." 'Doing a shower' is an awkward phrase and better replaced by simply 'showering.' 'Making a shower' is actually the act of building the device we use to clean ourselves. 'Having a shower' is acceptable and means the same thing as 'taking a shower.' I think in this case, the difference is geographical. I believe it is more common to 'have a shower' in Britain…