The higher you climb the more it would be hurt when you fall

@klaudine (3654)
Indonesia
October 1, 2008 3:12pm CST
I was a person who always wanted to play safe in my life. I didn't want to take a risk. People said that I am smart, but my wise father said that I am a coward. I didn't know what he was talking about, but when I learned my life, I know that he was right. He said that being someone who was afraid of taking risk is somewhat different with people who is able to calculate the risk and deal with it. Without any risk you gain nothing because you have no challenge. You would never get motivated by anything. Someone who never climb a tree would never fall, but they would never able to see how great the view from above. Someone who never go to the top of the tower would never be afraid of being fall down when the tower broken down, but they would never see how beautiful the scenery was from the top of the world. Calculating your risk, know your strength and push it to the maximum, you would get yourself on the top of yourself. You would see how great you are without crossing the limit of yourself. I learned how to take the risk, and somehow yes, my father was right it was more a victory to achieve the target more when you know you have conquered the risk. Do you willing to take the risk to get something higher? Have you ever push yourself to your limit and gain better? Have you ever fall after you see the great scenery from the top and wanted to go there again or even higher? Or tell me whatever you want to say :) All response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day :)
2 responses
@xParanoiax (7006)
• United States
2 Oct 08
That's my whole life, actually. Risk. It was either take risks or lay down and die, for me. I hated it. However, as time has pressed on, I've learned how to observe situations, how to research ideas...and about how a little bit of creativity can make all the difference. Life IS risk. If you're not taking risks, you're not living, in my book. I've pushed beyond the limits, alot actually. It probably wasn't healthy the extent I took things, but I think I'm better off for it now. Have I ever fallen? Oh yes, plenty of times. Did I want to climb back up again? No. But I did it anyway, lol.
@klaudine (3654)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 08
WOW! Once again you impressed me with your answer, xparanioax. It is true that living is the risk itself. And your book... oh I want to read your book of life because I think you would going to be wiser even more when I know a little about your thought LOL. Pushing myself beyond the limit is what I want to do, I am trying to reach a higher place by trying so hard to get it. The higher the place, the higher the pressure, the air is going to be less and less and you would be hard to breathe. But after all, you still breathing LOL. Thank you for joining this discussion too xParanoiax, I am so happy that you are into this discussion too :)
@mona269 (133)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
I'd like to play it safe for the most part. But there are times when I just have to take that leap of faith because I know that taking that risk would make me gain more in terms of knowledge or money or just experience. It's a sad fact of life that the more you give of yourself, the more painful it is when you lose or when you get nothing in return save for the pain and the learning experience. But then, again, it is actually in these trying moments that you develop strength of character.
@klaudine (3654)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 08
Good point, mona! It is true that risk is all that we should face when we are trying to gain something bigger. If we are afraid of the risk of being fall, we would never know how it feel to achieve a victory. But you have given another new point here. Character developing is something that I missed from my previous question and you have completed it well. Thank you for participating in this discussion, Mona :) Have a nice day