“Here’s some whys and wherefores”

Say no to safety. Say yes to adventure. We’ll all be dead soon. It’ll be fine.
— The Concessionist @ The Awl

I’m into life advice from internet strangers that (a) is obviously not a deep thought but seems like a deep thought because someone on the internet stated it in a gently authoritative manner, and (b) reinforces a universal theme that ultimately boils down to, Chin up, buster. It reminds me of when I lived in Chicago and something would go wrong with my car and I would immediately get on the horn to my father, who lived 3+ hours away, and after listening to me cry for a minute he would always say, with the most immense patience, since I was his only daughter and patience was his job, “Well what do you expect me to do about it?”