Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don’t have the balls to live in the real world.
Mary Shafer -NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA SR-71 Flying Qualities Lead Engineer
I stumbled across this quote and thought it was the most perfect description of what is required for trading. If you dont have the nerve to accept that trading is an imperfect, dirty and chaotic endevour then it is not for you. If you want the full context of this quote you can find it here. It sounds as if Shafer had a fascinating career as an aerospace engineer during NASA’s heyday.
PS: If you dont know what an extraordinary piece of engineering an SR-71 is go here