As they say

As they say, a ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. (This was one of my mate Porters favourite quotes)
Accepting some level of risk in life is important.
You cannot be both close-minded and wise.
You have to open up to the unknown. Close-minded people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics.
Cynics always say no.
Do the opposite.
Saying yes begins things.
Saying yes is how things grow. It leads to firsthand experience and knowledge.
Yes is for strong, open-minded people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.