Bad advice! Don't be so negative! Some of my best adventures have come from volunteering for things I thought I understood but it turned out I didn't.
Taking a bit of a gamble in Syria a few years ago my team, consisting of me, a reporter and a British security 'adviser' travelled by moped up a narrow corridor to a YPG position. Things got a bit hectic and we found ourselves in danger of being cut off by ISIS.
We had a serious discussion about what we were going to do if ISIS were near to capturing us and the real possibility of suicide was discussed (once we'd fought them off for as long as we could of course... haha) Our rather somber discussion eventually descended into an argument between me and the adviser about who would get to shoot the journalist...
We had a Richard Head in Cyprus (light infantry I think, or was it the Scottish lot? ) didn't like being called Dick for some reason.