When i was eight years old i almost lost my eye. Was helping my father hammer in nails and he constantly told me to wear safety goggles. Knowing 'better' i would refuse. My finger slipped and the nail popped right back up at my face and barely missed my eye. Being young enough, my reflexes saved my eyes.
That being said, it was an immature decision. Not because of youth, not listening to parents, or anything of that nature. it was immature because i did not properly diagnose the risk vs the reward. in this instance i was risking my vision for my ego's sake. to "prove" something. I go so far as to say every mature decision is made by properly diagnosing the reward/risk ratio of the decision at hand.
Following in that mindset, this forum is about helping eachother make developed decisions. Managing what we can control to provide optimal results.
- Risk management
- Money management
- Mind managment
are the priorities of this discussion.