The Consequences of Taking Chances

There are moments which are opportunities in disguise. These moments, they dare you to do something that you wouldn’t usually do. Something that is totally out of character or maybe something that you’re almost sure won’t have positive consequences. Something that is highly likely to make you cringe every time there’s a reference to it in the future; no matter how remote. It might scar you for the rest of your life. And the list of things that could go wrong? It’s endless.
The thing is that the list of stuff that could go absolutely right is pretty long too. But that’s something most of us forget due to our fear and inhibitions.
So the question remains, is taking chances advisable or not?
Of course it is! All of us take chances, in the plural, every single day.
Nothing really is foolproof. There is some amount of risk involved in everything we do. But that doesn’t mean we stop doing things. Especially new things. It does not have to be something grand or something big. It need not even leave a mark. You could take a chance on a new ice-cream flavor or a new book. That is relatively simple.
What if the new flavor turns out to be puke-worthy or the new book makes you feel as if you’re dying of boredom?
At least, you’ll know that it bores you. Or that you cannot stand that flavor of ice-cream. You will have taken the first of your baby-steps towards self-discovery. And getting to know oneself definitely can’t be bad.
I mean isn’t it better to have loved and lost than never loved at all? We can’t ignore the fact that we’ll know what love is and we’ll know what heart-break is. It’s like ying-yang. Without darkness, we won’t be able to appreciate light. Not really.
And without heartbreak, without loss, I believe we are incapable of valuing love.
It’s not always about winning or losing. Sometimes, it’s about experiencing.

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