No babies should try to walk until we’re sure they’ll not fall down.
No child should take an exam until they’ll get every problem correct.
No learner of a second language should utter a word until they’re sure they’ll pronounce it right.
No one should drive cars until we can guarantee they’re 100% safe from accidents.
No one should leave their houses until all danger is gone (never mind that most accidents occur in the home . . .).
And then everyone will be safe.
But no one will ever have lived.
Do what makes you feel safe, but don’t forget that in this world there’s no such thing as “completely safe.”
Life’s not supposed to be safe. How can we grow in a dull, quiet bubble? We can’t. And why would we want that? The greatest growth comes from the biggest mistakes. We learn more from failures than successes.
Remember Miss Frizzle on the “Magic School Bus”? She was right. (Although I’ll agree that bus was potentially terrifying, still I’d go on it and sit next to Ralphie.)
(Quote from Book 6, Flight of the Wounded Falcon, here and here.)
2 thoughts on “The freedom to take a risk”
With you, I’ve quit trying to explain anything!
Uhhh, this is scary, I just read the quotes you used where I am at in book 6 naturally on the day you posted it.
How do you explain that?