Archive for the ‘Risks’ Category

This post extends the ideas discussing security and risks here.

To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.


Surfing wordpress blogs today, I have landed on a video by Ken Robinson talking about how schools kill creativity. Here is the pessage I loved the most : (more…)

We all like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. Unfortunately, security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark; Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity, they seem more afraid of life than of death. Take ships as an example: in port they are in their safest position, but that’s not what ships are built for. The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. They know that fishing is best where the fewest go… There is just less competition for bigger goals. (more…)