Sep 26, 2014

The Risk

            To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. The fool that people feel unworthy of their presence, of their stupidity and of their ignorance.
            To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. Being judged as weak and unable to handle the problem at hand and never will, be strong to face life.
           To reach out for another is to risk involvement. The risk of being drawn into an endless problem, being involved and being criticized for doing so.
           To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. The fragile part of you, and enabling people to take advantage of you, and or destroy your very being.
           To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss, The risk of failing and losing their trust as an individual who is able to accomplish what he dreams.
           To love is to risk not being loved in return. The risk of rejection and being laughed upon by society because of the differences that caused rejection.
          To hope is to risk despair. For high hopes that ends in disappointment causing despair and anxiety in ourselves.
          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, and is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow but they cannot learn to feel, to change, to grow, to love, and to live. Chained by their certitudes they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.

           For risking appearing the fool gives that moment of happiness to ourselves, enjoying the little things in life, and appreciating life when the biggest of boulders crush you down.
           For risking appearing sentimental washes away your problems, and relieving the pain in your heart. For showing that we are humans and we all have limitations to our strengths.
           For risking involvement teaches you to care for others and not be selfish. Being social beings, everyone needs a helping hand, thus them appreciating our efforts to lessen their burden.
           For risking exposing your true self proves that you have flaws, that you are imperfect, and humbles you, so that you respect others, and their principles.
           For risking their loss gives you higher determination to chase your dreams. To fight for the things you want most. Drives you to keep moving forward and never looking back.
          For risking to not be loved in return strengthens your heart. Gives you courage to always try, and always keeping your spirit high for love in life plays a fair game, for everyone.
          For risking despair ensures that you keep on believing. Believing that anything is possible and someone or something will always come in your way in life, to help you.
          For risking failure is to give you that first step to success. The first step where no light is seen at the end of the tunnel. The first step where no end is seen among the steep stairs. But you have taken the first step. The step that brings you ever closer to whatever awaits you, at the end. The step that no one dares to take. The first step, is always crucial to success.

Their might be risks, but not taking the risk will keep you caved in the darkness,


Music to my ears