“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 ideas, 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 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 cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love and live.
Chained by their certitudes they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.”
– Unknown Wonderful Author
Image courtesy : MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan– A firefighter from the 35th Civil Engineering Squadron works to put out a blaze on an aircraft fire trainer during fire prevention week here on Oct. 9, 2007 (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Laura R. McFarlane)
- The Sweet Sleep of the Unafraid (sagepageucc.wordpress.com)