Blaze, good question. I think however that you should look at how you're approaching your subject. Is this a subject of absolutes?
Can one only live a full life by living in the moment and taking risk?
Does a safe life of conservative decision making always assure a person a mundane existence?
There are men and women on earth that have had the same adrenaline rush watching the results of their life's work come in during a lab analysis as does the #1 X-games Motocross jumper during a run in the finals. They're are always different shades of grey my friend, however I, in my own existence, have yet to see the colours white, or black.