To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To express feelings is to risk exposing your truer self.
To expose your ideas, your dreams,
before a crowd is to risk their.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest
hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The people who risk nothing do nothing,
have nothing, are nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow
but they cannot learn, change, feel, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes they are slaves,
they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
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