Risk

  • To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
  • To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
  • To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
  • To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
  • To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.
  • To love is to risk not being loved in return.
  • To live is to risk dying.
  • To hope is to risk despair.
  • To cry is to risk failure.
  • But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.
  • The people who risk nothing do nothing, have nothing, are nothing, and become nothing.
  • They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply cannot learn to feel, and change, and grow, and love, and live.
  • Chained by their servitude, they are slaves; they’ve forfeited their freedom.
  • Only the people who risk are truly free.

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