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Risk Taking Is Freedom
2/16/2021

Risk Taking is Freedom

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental

To reach out to another is to risk involvement

To expose feelings is to risk exposing our true self

To place our ideas and our dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss

To love is to risk not being loved in return

To live is risking to die

To hope is to risk despair

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

They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply can't learn, feel, change, grow, live, or love

Chained by their fears, they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom.

 

 

 

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