Risk and freedom...thoughts

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nomad, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Food for thought
    I am writing this down for a variety of reasons. One of which is to help ME remember. So often, we become complacent beings. Too complacent for our own good, I think. Transitions messes us up. Fear can be a powerful thing. Mostly, a crippling thing. Change can be a real positive. Impulsivity is almost always unhealthy. But to embrace change with forethought...well, that can be empowering.

    To Risk
    To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
    To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
    To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
    To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
    To place ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

    To love is to risk 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 person who asks nothing, does nothing, has nothing risks himself.
    They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they
    Can not learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.

    Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves.
    They have forfeited their freedom.
    Only a person who risks is free.

    Lasted edited by : Apr 3, 2009
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Very good thoughts!! Thank you!