Worth repeating:
To laugh is to………..risk appearing the fool

to weep is to…………risk appearing sentimental

to reach out to another is to………risk exposing your true self

to place your ideas and 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 despair

to try is to………risk failure

But risk 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 he simply cannot learn feel change grow love or live. Chained by certitudes he is a slave he has forfeited freedom.