I made a quote from the frontispiece of one of the James Bigglesworth a.k.a. Biggles books, see http://www.biggles.info/ and/or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggles for an introduction to this fictional WW1 and WW2 pilot adventurer.
Here's the publication order of Biggles books -- I read many of them, they were very popular at that time. (See this)
In that blog post I quoted Biggles' philosophy -- from the front matter for the novel Spitfire Parade -- and suggested that perhaps Biggles' dialectical approach might the way to go in general (not just to piloting an aircraft):
- When you are flying, everything is all right or it is not all right.
If it is all right there is no need to worry.
If it is not all right one of two things will happen.
Either you will crash or you will not crash.
If you do not crash there is no need to worry.
If you do crash one of two things is certain.
Either you will be injured or you will not be injured.
If you are not injured there is no need to worry.
If you are injured one of two things is certain
Either you will recover or you will not recover.
If you recover there is no need to worry.
If you don't recover you can't worry.
I can certainly see that his way of thinking would solve some problems or clarify some murky issues being debated.
Nobody ever commented on that 2005 blog post. Here's your chance!