Well, I do.
I love to take chances, to take risks. Yes, I trust my intelligence enough and I take comfort in my calculated analysis, then I go for it! I am completely uncomfortable when someone comes up to me and tells me, "but, but, what if ... yada yada..". Come on, live a little.
I reckon good judgement does not grow overnight. Good judgement is acquired from a lot of bad experiences. A lot of the bad experiences are outcomes of bad judgement. But you have to start somewhere. However, I see and meet a lot of people are who too fearful of failures, rejection and mistakes. Did it ever occur to you that you can live in a bubble, completely sanitized from germs and viruses, totally devoid of human interaction, all by yourself yet you still can make a mistake? What are the odds? They carefully analyse things. evaluating whether they should cross the line. Life passes them by whilst they are still staring at the line they haven't crossed.
Well, if you can delude yourself into believing you are in control of the universe, go right ahead. I will still wish that you get the experience you need to learn from it; experience is the most honest teacher I have met. We would learn more from this lifetime if we will stop denying all the mistakes we have done.
I have learned that when it comes to living and loving, I need to take chances and I choose not to regret anything that didn't kill me. I would not want to go back in time and fix everything that I reckon needs fixing, otherwise, I will probably be only half of what I am today. I just believe that if we become too afraid to take chances, aren't we missing out on the best things that are yet to be? To begin with, there are no guarantees for tomorrow. Everything is a risk. And it is my birthright to make mistakes. Imperfections are all part of me. It's part of my package. I have not been lucky enough to meet another living creature who is perfect. I would hate myself to love with caution, that when I die I would feel so sorry that I have loved so little.
Let me tell you this, sometimes you just have to take chances. Close your eyes and take that leap, it may be worth the fall. And just because some wise-ass told you that you can't do something, that doesn't mean you'll have to listen. I get my biggest kicks when people tell me I can't do it, then I do it and show them how. I know for a fact that the best decisions I have made so far in my life, that I never regretted, are decisions I made listening to my heart. Yes, it is the spontaneity and the candour that makes the ride worthwhile.
I didn't say go rob a bank. All I really want to say is take chances and stop dwelling on the "What Ifs". Laugh. Cry. Sing. Dance. Don't just sit there and breathe. LIVE!