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.