I think the main difference between me and most modern people is that my goal is not to minimize risk and never has been.
My goal is to maximize optionality while achieving the biggest gains (in time, enjoyment, money, etc). This looks reckless to many people but isn’t. When your goal is not to make the risk as small as possible, but to achieve the maximum gains while preserving choice with the smallest risk within those parameters, your behavior become much different.
More people used to behave more like I do — I wonder why it’s seen as next door to crazytown now?