Laughing is to risk appearing the fool.
Weeping is to risk appearing sentimental.
Reaching out to another is to risk involvement.
Expressing your feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
Loving is to risk not being loved in return.
Living is to risk dying.
Hoping is to risk despair.
Trying is to risk failure.
Life's greatest hazard is to risk nothing!
When you risk nothing,
you do nothing,
& are nothing.
You may temporarily avoid suffering and sorrow
But you can't feel, change, grow, learn, love or live.
Chained by your certitudes you are a slave,
You have forfeited your freedom.
Only a person who risks is free!
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