Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Ok, maybe not you specifically. There are, however, a bunch of really stupid people in eve. Given that, there are a number of fallacies that should be pointed out to new players(and a few old ones).
1: "I didn't lose anything because that ship was insured,"
Insurance does not absolve you of your loss. It softens the blow, but unless you got really lucky when buying it, you lost out on the cost of the insurance itself and the mods onboard. Stop saying stuff like "I didn't lose anything because it was insured," you're wrong almost every time. The higher the cost of the ship, the more you're losing in the initial insuring.
2: "I mine in lowsec because it's more profitable than highsec,"
Mining is lowsec is less profitable than mining in highsec. I'm not even counting the fact that you're going to lose your ship if you do it. It is less profitable even if you lose no ships. Seriously, outside of 0.0 mining, there is nothing more profitable in empire than veldspar.
3: "I rat in lowsec because it's more profitable than highsec," Or "I rat in lowsec because it's safer than nullsec,"
Ratting in lowsec is actually more profitable than doing it in highsec. It's also a lot more dangerous. That danger translates into lost profits unless you have a number of alt accounts and plan to pay attention constantly. This is not an activity that new players should ever partake in. The safest and most profitable(combined anyhow) moneymaking method in eve is running missions in highsec.
But ratting in lowsec is actually MORE dangerous than a small isolated part of nullsec. You can go days without seeing a enemy in some parts of nullsec, while other parts have hundreds of pilots online all day. You have to be smart here too, but if you are it's safer and more profitable than ratting lowsec.
I'm just sayin's all. Expect more of these as I think of them, I don't need this to turn into a postnaught.