A Valid Philosophy. Just Not Mine.
One kid yesterday said plaintively, "But if you love it here so much, why are you leaving?" I felt like a heel.
The same kid collared me later and asked me more about the move: "But what if you go to Canada, and then it turns out to be a big mistake?!?" she demanded.
I said I guessed that was possible, and I worry about it sometimes, but then I think, well, what if I stay at this job and never leave because I'm scared it might not be as good somewhere else, and then in thirty or forty years or so, when I'm dying, I think: "I wonder what would have happened if I'd gone to Vancouver? I was too scared to do it, and now I'll never know."
She glowered at me. "Better to be SAFE," she muttered.