No one knows what the future holds. Hopefully, only good things are in store for you.
But realistically, bad things will happen too.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a cautious person, you take little steps every day to improve the odds that good things will happen and guard against the possibility of bad things happening.
You wear seat belts.
You lock your doors when you leave home.
You try to eat well and exercise.
In other words, you may not be able to control the future, but you can stand up to it. You don’t have to get wet when it rains. You can carry an umbrella.
True, it’s easy to take these little steps. The bigger steps, though, can require contemplating some pretty unpleasant things.