Wednesday, October 25, 2006

To Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings 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 hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk to failure.
But risks 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 cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.


~William Arthur Ward

18 Comments:

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

hey,
beautuful post...such simple truths and yet we dont see them!

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger arvindh said...

Great shot of the blazing sky. The words are fantastic too.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger starry nights said...

Beautiful post and thought provoking lines.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger deepsat said...

beautiful post and such lovely words together!!

;-))

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

nice post! good colours of light and words...

 
At 4:11 AM, Blogger Sreejith Kumar said...

Loved the last three lines.... Astonishing thought!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger മല്ലു ഫിലിമ്സ് said...

wonderful blog..!

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger V N said...

Suji

Thats an insightful post.
Quite a lot of ideas, simply worded and conveyed across in the most straight forward manner possible.

Thumbs up to YOU and Sir Arthur Ward!
:)

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger മല്ലു ഫിലിമ്സ് said...

I have linked your blog with mine. Hope that's okay!

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Kuan Gung said...

Only a person who risks is free.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.

Great stuff!

 
At 11:39 PM, Anonymous muhammed sageer said...

hi sageer with you
why stop
please continue

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger adi said...

hey, that was nice.
u do've a nice blog here. would like to see regular posts though ;)
anyways, thanks for dropping by, welcome to delhidreams.

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger adi said...

and the pic is nice too, is is delhi? where?

 
At 3:29 AM, Blogger RandomThoughts said...

lovely poem Suji! Simple truths , simply said!

Rashmi

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger seriously_frivolous said...

yup...you gottta taken them..risks!
Otherwise how will you find out all that you can do unless you do all that you can to find out.

 
At 3:27 AM, Anonymous Régis said...

Wonderful sunset ! Lovely colors

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger vinay said...

made me feel good!!

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger roopa said...

Inspiring!

 

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