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QOTD: Progress always involves risks

I’ve heard this quote before, but had forgotten about it until I came across it tonight.

I consider it especially apt following my post earlier about the 70-year-old’s complaint. It’s something to chew on as everyone (and their mother) predicts the end of newspapers/civilization as we know it.

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second and keep your foot on first.”
— Frederick B. Wilcox

Think about that.

You can’t have everything. You can’t keep doing what you’ve always done. That’s a given. But at the same time, how do you run toward the future without risking everything you’ve already established? Can you? Well, I guess it goes back to this quote:

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.”
— Ray Bradbury

There’s an awful lot of jumping going on these days, and it seems there’s a million different ways to build those wings. We’ll see who flies and who falls in the end. I just hope I stay brave enough to make the leap even though I may not know which camp I fall in just yet.

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