A poem on risks.....

Nabeel (CA) (3288 Points)

23 October 2011  


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 feeling is to risk exposing your true self.


To place ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk being called naive.


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 risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.


The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing,

Is nothing, becomes nothing.


They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.


Chained by their certitude, they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.


Only a person who risks is truly free.