Live Your Passion
No "life of quiet desperation."
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure". - Helen Keller
We are here for just a short time.
My kids say something when they are about to head off on an adventure, I think they got it from a movie, or me.
"Everyone dies, but not everyone lives."
As a parent that doesn't make me comfortable, but it does reflect realty.
The kids have chosen to live life large, It is a good choice, made with a knowledge of the risks.
My youngest son is working on his boat. It is a Cal 25, a solid built excellent sailor; - so is he. It has the latest in navigation aids and safety equipment. But it is a 26 foot bubble that by nature is more comfortable at the bottom of the sea than bobbling on top of it. Matt has every intention of sailing her around the world. If determination is all that is required, he has plenty.
I've told Matt about the guy that intended to sail around the world, - he got as far as Hawaii before he met a gal and settled down. Matt just smiles.
I may sail the first leg or two with him, this should be fun. In 40 years he will not look back and say, "If only."
He knows he may die, you can die walking out to the mailbox. He will do what he can to mitigate risk; but life must come before fear.
Life is risk, don't try to avoid risk, try to manage risk.
Is there something you relly want to do?
Your lifespan on Earth is only 70 or so years, with a chunk of it used growing up or growing old. If you have a passion pursue it.
Live your Passion.