Wednesday, November 28, 2012

risk



To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas or dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken.
Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person, who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing, and is nothing.
You may avoid suffering and sorrow if you don't risk, but you simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live.

Only a person who risks is free.