One of the things that has inspired me alot is the movie and book "Into the wild" which is absolutely amazing, one of my favorite quotes
"The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences." — Chris McCandless
And that is something I am trying to take in account in my own life, what is life without risk? Sure you basically get rid of the chance to be hurt, maybe fall on your ass. But more importantly you get rid of the chance to do something extremely great with your life, maybe your goal is to stay in the same town that you grew up in, get a menial job, maybe even doing well for yourself. Raising your kids in the same town, with the same people. But where does this get you? No where, you could have went out, adventured the world and maybe even picked a new place to live and experience an entirely new culture that would open your eyes to more perspectives than you ever thought possible... either way, it's a nice thought.