Monday, October 25, 2010

Risking it.

Risks are not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone is comfortable taking them. In fact, “don’t go chasing waterfalls/please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to” seems to be the theme song of everyone’s lives. No one wants to take a step that does not have sure shot results, results that will guarantee success. They all want to take the road that has been well-trodden upon. No one wants to take the road less traveled, preferring to be safe and sheltered. I mean, what if the path less traveled turns out to be disastrous? No one wants to take responsibility for that, do they?

But then, what if everyone thought that way and didn’t take risks? Nothing path-breaking would ever have been done and history wouldn’t be the adventurous story it is. It would be a boring, dull account of how no one did anything! But it is not, it is exciting and it is filled with people who did what everyone else thought impossible. America would never have been found if Columbus went along with everyone’s beliefs that the Earth ended at the horizon. Electricity wouldn’t have been discovered if Ben Franklin had thought about what an idiot he might seem like flying a kite in a storm!

So take risks, let people call you mad and crazy. Sooner or later, you’ll show them!


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