Wednesday, October 03, 2012
When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for others is to risk getting involved.
To show your feelings is to expose your humanity.
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain, and 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 has nothing and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live or love.
Chained by his certitudes, or his addiction, he’s a slave.
He has forfeited his greatest trait, and that is his individual freedom.
Only the person who risks is free.