Thursday, February 07, 2008

To try is to risk failure

         My dictionary tells me that to risk is “to expose oneself to the chance of loss.” I suppose that is true. Another piece of literature I was once given (author unknown) suggests that:
                To laugh is to risk appearing
                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 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.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss.