“But it’s dangerous.”
“Who knows what will happen?”
I’m sure all of you have heard these phrases before. Maybe it was from a parent, a friend, a sibling, or a teacher. They try telling you not to do something because it’s unpredictable, because you might get hurt from it. Of course, they’re only trying to protect you. But what they don’t realize it’s that everything has its own risks.
Nothing in this life is perfectly safe. When you go out, there’s always the chance of getting into an accident. When you love someone, there’s always the risk of getting your heart broken. When you have a friend, or a pet, or anything you care about, you always have the risk of losing them.
If we live in fear of ever hurting ourselves, we won’t be living at all. Imagine a child staying at home all day because their parents were scared of him scraping his knee or getting a cut. The child will miss out on a lot of things. Now imagine ourselves staying in our comfortable zone, unable to reach out into the world and take risks. We won’t be able to experience life to its fullest extent.
That’s why we should take risks. Life isn’t safe. It’s not predictable. There’s always that possibility of you messing up. There’s always a chance of getting hurt. But what happens happens. With the uncertainty and the danger, there’s also the chance of having the most wonderful experience of your life.
Of course, that’s not to say that you should go into dangerous neighborhoods or walking alone at night. That would be stupid. What I mean take risks is within reason. Use your head wisely, and then you won’t make bad decisions.