Creation is a journey of possibility, not of guarantees 2021-02-15 14:51:07

The pursuits of creating light and flight came with zero guarantees, but we persisted anyways.

Because taking a leap for the chance to cross the chasm is better than staying on one side of the fissure wondering hopelessly what may be on the other side.

If you’re looking for guarantees to justify starting, you will never be able to start. When you set the need for guarantees aside and resolve to give the work a shot anyways, you enable the one thing within your power: the possibility of creating change and making things better for the people you aim to serve.

Possibility alone is worth the journey — it also happens to be the only type of journey available.

William Liao

Sheer volume 24:infinity
Besides lack of guarantees I think that the dark-side-of-possibilities is what scares people as well. As in Risk. 

Taleb talks about this a lot. Lol you're gonna keep seeing that guy's name from me.
2021-02-16 15:11:22
Agree, I think the promise of a guarantee is risk aversion. But even the surest of things like the lights turning on when you flip a switch aren't a guarantee, there just a distinct possibility that rarely defies your expectations. Access to opportunity requires varying levels of risk and only we can be the judge of whether or not it's worth it in the end. 
2021-02-16 18:41:31