"It is one of those indisputable facts, but anything worth seeing in life is best viewed from the most advantageous position on offer. Whereas unsettled people will invariably feel themselves at a loose end, with nowhere to go but backwards, it takes a person who is well grounded to confidently look towards the future and to see that there can be no substantial achievements by any man or woman who is not prepared to take risks in life.
We take all manner of risks throughout our lives. We take a risk that any new friend we make will not abuse our friendship. We take a risk that the job we enter upon leaving school proves satisfying and rewarding. We take a risk when we buy a house that the interest rate won't rocket sky high beyond our means to repay. We take a huge risk when we fall in love and hope that our love will be returned and forever endure, or when we get married and trust we shall never be the subject of unfaithfulness and betrayal or divorce. We take the greatest risk of all however, when we parent a child and hope that they will turn out well and not become a murderer, liar, wife beater or bank robber! Parenting a child therefore gives us both the greatest pleasure allied to the greatest risk!
And yet, without the taking of risks, our lives would become demonstrably devoid of all the pleasure and rewards that only taking risks can bring. Go on....don't just think about it....do it!" William Forde: September 3rd, 2015.