I came across these words by Janet Rand from ’52 ways to live Success’.
To laugh is to risk appearing 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 ideas and dreams before a 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 try is to risk failure.
But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing. They may avoid suffereng and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their certitude, they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is truly free.
Conveyed in simple words. Risk is what we all are taking in our lives, at every step, at every venture…