To laugh is to risk appearing the fool

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental

To reach out for another is risk to involvement

To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true-self

To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk loss

To love is to risk not being loved return

To live is to risk dying

To hope is to risk despair

To try at all is to risk failure

But risk we must

Because the greatest hazard to life is to risk nothing

The man who risk nothing

Does nothing…

Has nothing…

Is nothing…

He may avoid suffering…

But he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live

Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave

He has forfeited freedom

Only the person who risk can be called a FREE MAN.

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