Open to trying new things in life?

November 7-9,’16 ~QofDay~ Trying New Things in Life

How open are you when it comes to trying new things in life?

I’d say fairly open.

For someone with a fear of heights, I have climbed mountains, learned to abseil, learned to fly gliders, fixed and rotor wing powered aircraft, flown in a balloon and learned to parachute.
I have tried many different disciplines of thought and behaviour.

And there is a saying in Buddhism, that one must keep an open mind, but not so open that all wisdom falls out. Boundaries are required, and those boundaries need to be context sensitive and flexible (in both time/space and other domains).

It seems clear that there are infinite domains available to explore. Some of those domains are predictable, some are not.
Some of those domains are clearly dangerous, and some are not, and some are profoundly uncertain, and some are profoundly deceptive.

So a certain level of caution is advisable.
There is a saying in aviation – “there are old pilots and there are bold pilots and there are no old bold pilots”.
I would like to become a very old explorer – perhaps billions of years old.
That demands a certain level of caution, at the same time as it demands a certain willingness to explore all potential sources of risk.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
This entry was posted in Question of the Day and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comment and critique welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s