Wednesday, May 27, 2009


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your 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 try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, for the greater hazard
is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has
nothing and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they
cannot learn,change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitude they are a slave, they have
forfeited freedom.
Only the person who risks is free.

– Leo Buscagalia

And as another has said, "To risk nothing is to risk everything."

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