Dress for the slid, not the ride.
So says a popular motorcyclist saying. It means to anticipate the worst thing possible in lieu of only enjoying the immediate best part.
Many riders go without helmets and protective gear. They feel the wind in the hair, the sun on the skin, and the freedom of clothing expression are the reasons they ride.
Others wear skid armor jackets, thick leather gloves and full faced helmets. The equipment might steal the rider of the intimacy of the road, but gives comfort from feeling safe if things go horizontal.
In this scenario, the saying puts all merit in being prepared for what could happen and makes second the comfort and the joy of the road.
On a motorcycle, this might be good advice.
In life, I suggest the opposite.