paul boast

paul boast

Greenwich, United Kingdom

TO RISK ALL

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental,
To reach out to another is to risk involvemet,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self,
To place your ideas , your dreams before the 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. He may avoid
suffering and sorrow , but simply cannot learn , feel, change,
grow, love……live.
Chained by his certitudes , he is a slave ; he has forfeited
freedom.
ONLY A PERSON WHO RISKS IS FREE

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