This is an excellent post from my favorite punk philosopher, Henry Rollins, on taking risks to get the life we want. He risked giving up a steady job as a young man to try being a punk rock singer - the band that invited him to sing was Black Flag, and the rest is music history.
Henry Rollins is a musical icon, a speaks-his-mind philosopher, and a political progressive - I love that combination. Among his many endeavors (author, poet, comedian, DJ, musician, publisher, and actor [season two of Sons of Anarchy, a great show]), Rollins has also campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including promoting LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, and an end to war in particular, and tours overseas with the United Service Organizations to entertain American troops.
It's never too late - until they put you in the ground - to follow our dreams in small or large ways. When I die, I don't want to regret all the risks I did not take in order to live a safe life.