Monday, August 16, 2010

Keeping It All In Perspective

The journey is more important than the destination.  True.  You could be hit by a truck today and never get to complete that journey or see that destination.  Also true.  However, you will likely live the average Canadian lifespan of around 80.  Likely is the operative word here, because it is based on hard data, statistics gathered by government and the insurance industry over a couple of hundred years.  A book I'm reading makes exactly that point (RISK: THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF FEAR), ie. we need to accurately assess various risks before reacting to them - you may then decide they don't warrant any reaction at all.