“One should not refuse to eat just because there is a chance of choking.”
My interpretation of this proverb is that nothing in life comes without risk, and that we should not let our decisions be governed by the fear of what might go wrong when we choose a certain path. If you are looking for reasons not to do something, you will always find them. Avoiding potential harm is not necessarily an act of wisdom, and can in fact be a result of cowardice. Throwing caution to the wind is easier said than done, however, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Still, remembering this proverb and applying it in moments of tough decision-making could well lead to all kinds of possibilities that would otherwise have remained unknown.