• Why am I more cautious as I age instead of the other way around? I wonder if it's all tied in to failure. I tend to forget my gains and remember only the losses. The failures have piled up, wreaking havoc with my confidence until, as an adult, I've become afraid to take chances.

    Joan Anderson (2011). “A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman”, p.33, Broadway Books