But what if you thought of it like school instead? Many students pay tens of thousands of dollars to learn a new skill, acquire unique perspectives, or become more employable. What if you got all of those things by venturing out as an entrepreneur with a willingness to lose money on it?
I've lost tens of thousands of dollars on bad decisions, or good decisions that ended badly. I keep those experiences with me as lessons payed for both in currency of cash and in sweat and tears.
In the next year what if you engaged in a project you were passionate about, opened yourself up to the world, and subsequently lost $10,000 in savings. Do you think there's a possibility that you're life would have been enriched by that adventure? Or, would you rather go on one or two family vacations instead?
Would you feel the same about that decision in 30 years?