Risk your Life to Live your Life

The fol­low­ing piece of text is pro­duced as it is from one of my com­pa­ny blogs.I am very thank­ful to its pre­sen­ter.

To laugh is to risk appear­ing the fool. To weep is to risk being called sen­ti­men­tal. To reach out to anoth­er is to risk involve­ment. To expose feel­ings is to risk show­ing your true self. To place your ideas and your dreams before them is to risk being called naive. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair, and 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, is noth­ing and becomes noth­ing. He [or she] may avoid suf­fer­ing and sor­row, but he sim­ply can­not learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by his cer­ti­tudes, he is a slave, he’s for­feit­ed his free­dom.

Only the per­son who risks is tru­ly free.”

~Dr. Leo Buscaglia


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