To Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and
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, is nothing.
– William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

What deep, unsearchable pool will you dive into today?


Linnea said…
Actually training for a race?

A winter triathlon!

Does that mean I have to workout tonight?
Vava said…
Huh. I though Risk was just a board game that was particularly suited to drinking competitions...
Unknown said…
Exposure, risk, trying...challenges!! That's why we do what we do! Loved this quote, thank you!
Linnea said…
Neeeeeeeeeeed a new post.

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