Whatever happened to taking chances? People are just too scared of failing in relationships, life, work... which is valid, but the sense of adventure or of trying the unknown is lost. We care so much about the comfort that we have, that we have stopped risking things. We ache to get to work on time and we ache to come back home as soon as possible, just to sit and watch TV. Again, very valid.
And may be, as I have mentioned before, a lot depends upon one's wealth and present (and expected) standard of living.
There is a joy to relinquishing things and there is massive amount of pain at the thought of doing so. But once, just once... remember the un-ordinary and remember how you smiled.