Different is scary for most people.
That alien fish larvae looking mush that was just plopped on your plate is awfully unappealing. You’ve never had it. And if all things go as planned, you never will. Different is unsafe. Sticking with the stuff you have always been eating (and have always been just bearing) feels so much safer.
That beautiful diamond ring that looks so precious and is priced so well, is just too good to be true. That deal is not normal. Not normal equates to problems. Different is dangerous. Skipping on the ring feels so much safer.
That membership, organization or group that will finally change everything for you, is so important to you in achieving what you need that you avoid it. Change is different and different, as you know, feels dangerous and unsafe.
The “alien fish larvae” was passion fruit. You missed out on the sweetest flavor of all. But, you will never know it, because you played it safe.
That “too good to be true” diamond ring, was good and true. But you will never know it, because you played it safe.
That organization or group you passed up on was exactly what you needed. But you will never know it, because you played it safe.
Doing different is scary, because it’s the unknown. It always feels safer to continue doing what you have been doing, because it is the known (even if it sucks).