To try or not to try – is that the question?

Something I really liked from an article by Ariel Leve in the Sunday Times last week:

People love to say: “It’s better to have tried and failed”. But what’s wrong with not trying? Not trying means you don’t have to live with the bitterness and frustration of failing. Even better, not trying means that trying is always in the future – something to look forward to.

When I think about all the things I haven’t tried, I’m grateful. I haven’t tried crack cocaine or bungee jumping or firing an AK-47. I haven’t tried kissing in a gondola or eating a blueberry bagel. I haven’t tried having the mumps, either.

Why would I want to try new things when I’m having more than enough trouble getting by with what I’ve got?