I Believe Great Love and Great Achievements Involve Great Risk

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    Anything worth having in life is worth hard work, commitment, and risk.  If you aren't willing to put these things into the great loves of your life are they really worth having?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    Preparation

    For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    Feb 2, 2012

    I am 33. It has taken approximately this long

    to become comfortable with myself and who I have become. I am PROUD of this person. This post is for Doc. Here are some of my achievements: I traveled abroad. I have earned two degrees. I moved to a new state not knowing anyone or anything about the it. I thrived. I am not...
    MommaBella MommaBella
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Anything worth having in life is worth hard work, commitment, and risk.  If you aren't willing to put these things into the great loves of your life are they really worth having?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    The Risks Poem

    To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose 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...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2012

    But You're Only Risking Apathy...

    Fear is all in the mind. If you want something bad enough, you will risk everything. To me, not caring about yourself, others and your goals, leads to agonising death of spirit.....and who wants to suffer that? Nobody. So, whatever it is, GO FOR IT!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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