It is very difficult to measure the distance between risk and safety, life and death; happiness and sadness
As satire I enjoy reading goes like this;
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 feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a 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 failure
But risks must be taken.
Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
If you risk nothing and do nothing, you dull your spirit
You may avoid suffering and sorrow
But you cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, and live.
Chained by your attitude, you are a slave.
You have forfeited your freedom
Only if you risk are you free.

The above poem is talking about a reasonable person’s risk, which is constructive and reasonable. Unreasonable risk will not set you free.

One can translate the word “risk” to mean assertiveness or reaching out to achieve your heart’s desires. Investment, for example may be a risk. No venture, no success.

Doing nothing is the hardest work of all

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