Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
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Re: Learning from mistakes, ours and theirs.
I try to always judge an iffy decision by this criteria; If it goes bad, will I look back and say "That was a dumba$$ decision." Or will you honestly be able to say, "I didn't see that possibility?" If it is the former, you need to be judge the risk/reward and be prepared with a plan if it all goes south.
Dude, you are playing it way too safe.
I have made plenty of dumba$$ decisions with full realization what the consequences might be. And some (if not most) of them turned out fine in the end. I think as we get older we play it much too safe, missing out on a lot of fun.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.