In order to recommend to someone something you think is a good idea, 'You could do worse than' is said like an understatement. It's like saying, 'Why don't you at least do something, there are a lot of worse options than that, after all'.
Having looked everywhere, I couldn't find any previous discussion anywhere discussing the French phrase equal to this one. I would like to say a thing like below. What is a natural French phrase for 'You could do worse than' in the bulleted sentences?
(Since I was little, he has told me a lot of fascinating stories of when he visited many foreign countries as an airline pilot.)
- 'So that was more than enough to make me want to become a pilot. You could do worse than try to be like him, you too.'