Monday, February 8, 2010


The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

To laugh is to risk appearing to be a 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 disappointment. To try is the risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing has nothing ... and knows nothing... and is nothing.

They may avoid suffering and sorrow but they cannot lean to feel, change, grow, love, or live.

Chained by their certitudes, they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who risks is Free.


mccall said...

micah, where the hell have you been? its posts like these that i need in my life! you always have inspiring words to share and i love you for that! miss you!

xoxoxo :) said...

So glad to see you back on here -- have missed you!! Cool thoughts -- love, a.r. :)