Actually with the age group of this site I think that is a good possibility. At a younger age many people don't think their decisions through. Its more like oh that will be so sweet to do and people will love it. Not oh my skill might not be up to it and if its not up to it then I may get seriously injured.
As some of you know I haven't skied in 3 years now and the doctors say I wont again (I say I will maybe even this year), gave me a 1% chance of walking again, told me I wouldn't run again or do side to side motions but each step of the way I pushed past. As I once told someone "Sometimes in life you have to measure the risk of an action against the reward, and then still do the action even though the risk outweighs the reward." which is valid but you need to think through the risk and reward first.
But before my accident I can say I never really thought about the risk of not being able to walk again. Did it cross my mind, yeah I am sure it did. But did I really sit down and think about how that would affect me. How even in the state I am in I will never be able to play football or basketball with my kids (if I have any) while they are growing up. No I never even thought about that.
I do agree that the OP could have maybe brought this out in a better way but I also agree with the fact that maybe we need to step back a little and think of how lucky we are to get out of bed and walk each morning and to live the life that we are able to. In the grand scheme of life how important is it if you stomp that trick? Don't be afraid to walk away from something you dont feel up to. Also from the other side don't pressure other people to go for things they arent wanting to.
Then again I am going to say ski because you love it, don's ski for the attention of others. The love of skiing is the one thing that has pushed me to recover from my injury. When I talk of going again people tell me I am crazy to risk re-injuring or injuring it worse but I can't stay away.
Sorry for the long rambling post.