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Trying New Things. Risk and Reward


When we try new things,


there is always the risk that we will not be happy with our choice,


we might try a food we have never tried before and end up disliking it.


It could be too sour or too salty.


It could be too spicy.


We might try a new sport like snowboarding and end up falling down a lot.


We might try a new style of music and get a headache.


We might check out a different kind of art and be totally disappointed.[en]


We might try to speak or write a different language and end up embarrassing ourselves.


Who wants that? Sounds risky to me.


But if we take the risk, we might try a new food and end up loving it.


It could be sweet or have a great flavor.


It could be an experience that makes our taste buds feel like they are in heaven.


We might try a new sport and fall down but we get back up and eventually experience exhilaration, even for a minute.


We might see why people love that sport so much.


We might try a new kind of music and regret that we didn’t discover it sooner.


We might see a new kind of art and be amazed.


We might try to write or speak a different language,


and we might be a little embarrassed as first;


but we don’t let it bother us too much because we know that the only way to improve is to make mistakes and keep on practising.


I say: Try a new food.


Try a new activity. Try to listen to some new music.


Walk into a gallery, just on a whim, and look around.


Try writing and speaking that other language more.


Try making some new friends.


There are some risks involved, but I know there are rewards too.



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