....risk and hope

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing
Helen Keller

To laugh is to risk appearing the 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 your dreams before a crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure
But to risk we must, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing is one who does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrows, 
but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave - he has forfeited his freedom.

Only a person who takes risks is FREE...



Tammie Lee said...

your post reminds me of a quote I am enjoying lately:

"to know peace of mind requires a willingness to change, nothing else"

Mark Berkery

Snowbrush said...

Too bad the bottom writer is unknown--I would like to read more.

Angela Recada said...

So very true. Thanks for the reminder dear friend.

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