chuchotte2 50F
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8/24/2005 4:10 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental,
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dream 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, has nothing, and is nothing.

One may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love - Live.

Chained by the certitudes,
The individual is a slave
And has fortified freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.


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