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 expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self To place your ideas, your dreams, before the 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. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change grow, love, and live. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave. He has forfeited freedom. Only a person who risks is free." (Source lost)



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