Lately, the concept of risk has been more prevalent in my conversations with friends and family.
We’d speak of career breaks, working abroad and even the friction of starting afresh.
I don’t think this situation is unique to us, either. As we grow older, we accumulate more responsibilities and subsequently, become more risk-averse.
But the desire to achieve things and live life is still there.
I’m not discounting the weight of the responsibilities that loom over our heads either.
Saving up for a house, a wedding or paying off a debt can put a temporary (or often permanent) chokehold on our ambitions.
So how do we navigate these decisions?
How do we ensure that our biggest life events don’t restrict us from life?
I don’t know.
I’m yet to brave those waters and I can’t give you honest advice until I do.
I’d love to hear if you have any thoughts or advice on the matter.
Otherwise, I’ll leave you with this quote:
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
— Hunter S. Thompson