To laugh is to risk appearing a fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement
To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas or 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 if you don't risk, but you
simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live.
Only a person who risks is ever truly free!