They say "you can never be too careful"
How does one define the minimal line of safety.. To distinguish it from the one end being carefree carelessness from the other being a psycho skeptimist..
Where should on err on the side of safety due to uncertainties... Or take the leap of faith, plunging into the risky depths...
Why should one give up the dream of finding Atlantis just because of the fear of the unknown?
Anyways, as much as we are advice by sages and those of old, I.e. parents how claim to have eaten more salt than their children rice.. Heed their words. But also realise that times are changing. Yes culture and tradition is one thing, the current fashion fad or happening "in-thing" is another...
Would you follow the masses at the expense of your soul? Of give up the desires of the flesh and save it?
Make no mistake what I'm saying here. Man never had salvation in his own hands... Jesus paid the suffering price of loving us. He chose the cross. And so too, the option to follow him is a choice.
Be prepared, in season and out of season. Fear not the future, for Christ is already there.