Risk

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 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. You may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you cannot learn, feel,
change, grow, love...live. Chained by your certitudes you are a slave, you
have forfeited freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

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