I always thought that startups are over glamorized. They are not for everyone. On the other hand, some people also over stress about the 'risk' of joining a startup, which I don't by either. Check out: Alex Payne — Letter To A Young Programmer Considering A Startup:
Maybe a startup is the best way to meet a goal, and maybe it isn’t. If the goal of the young man described above is to run a business – any business! – then perhaps a startup is indeed his best path forward. For others, though, I often wonder if they’re fitting their goals into the format of a startup because it’s an approach that’s lauded, admired, and easily understood (if not easily accomplished).