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Friday, March 6, 2009

Risks We Must Take


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your 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.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves;
they have forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.


Gopal G. (Gkannan) said...

You are absolutely right in saying that a person who risks is free. This last line sums up the essence of the entire post. Wonderful.

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Gopal G. (Gkannan)

Freedomlover said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, sure I am happy to make new friends =)

It's really well written, however it was not written by me, I've got it from an email.