to laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
to weep is to risk appearing sentimentel,
to reach out for another is to risk involvement,
to expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self,
to place your idea, your dreams before a 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 risk 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 cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live..
chained by their attitudes, they are slaves..
they have forfeited their freedom..
only a person who risks if free..
' so whoever hopes for the Meetingwith his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord..' Al-Kahf-110.
'a man is a hero not because he is braver than anyone else..but because he is brave for ten minutes longer..' - Ralph waldo Emerson.