It’s not great advice, but it is a good goal. Have fun, try not to die.
Having fun is pretty easy, we are riding motorcycles after all, and they are AWESOME! You don’t even need to be dumb on them and they are fun.
It is that trying not to die that way too many people struggle with.
This means being smart, wearing protective gear, taking things slow, and not riding like an idiot. Lately, it’s been hard to get new riders that aren’t my brother to listen to this very basic advice. Especially the part about wearing gear. He and I both work with young men who have just started riding. Both have yet to get real protective gear.
There is only so much nagging you can do, but I haven’t given up yet. If anyone has some specific ideas on how to get them to wear gear post it up in the comments.