To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To try is to risk failure,
To hope is to risk despair,
To live is to risk dying.
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 and becomes nothing.
They may avoid suffering & sorrow,
But they can not learn, feel, change, grow, love or live.
Chained by their certitude,
They are slaves, they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is truly free.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda