Another year is about to end and pretty soon, we shall all welcome the year 2012. It is interesting to observe that there is a polarity among people who have expectations about the year to come. The naysayers believe the impending doom that the world will end by December, as predicted by the Aztec calendar and as popularized by pop culture. The fortune tellers, meanwhile, anticipate the auspiciousness of the dragon, as calculated by the Chinese astrologers. Of course, we can also stay in the middle ground and combine the two: Drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.
I couldn’t help but think that 2012 is the best time to really consider the adage of living your life fully as if it is your last day to live. What better time is it to take new chances and try on an adventure but the year of the dragon seen to be full of good luck? Imagine the regret you will have when you miss the opportunities to do the things you’ve always wanted to do when you run out of time just like everybody else!
Risk and caution may not be amicable with each other, but there is prudence in taking chances and learning from mistakes.