Too many coast, sit back relaxed in an easy environment that causes no disturbance. Cruising, good job, family, car, TV, contentment, don't shake the tree. In reality our lives should be like a windstorm, chaotic breaths that shake us to our very core. Charging ahead into situations that will disturb our very being is the essence of life. More often than not the outcome will leave you awestruck and in wonder of the incredible moments lived.
Whether it be love, laughter, personal challenges, travel, whatever it is you dream about, everything you do, it should be pursued at 100%. Anything less is a crime.
The drawbacks to this can be painful, physical injury or worse that lingering, emotional hurt and disappointment. There is always a price to pay but the positive side is that if something hurts you that deep then when it was good it must have been GREAT!
Someone once said, "Don't do anything by half. If you love someone love them with all your soul. When you work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts"