To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
One may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by ones certitudes they are a slave; one has forfeited their freedom.