Do You Roll?
I asked myself today: Have I ever taken a real risk in life?
Some people say, Getting up in the morning is taking a risk. These people do not take risks.
I'm talking Risk -- the kind if you fail, you're fucked. That kind. And I can't remember ever taking that kind of risk, putting it all on one colour, one number and not crossing my fingers, because after all, that's superstitious bullshit that gets you from A to Nothing.
I've never heard the rattle of the die. I've never flipped the coin and said, This is final. Have you?
My point: Most successful people say they took a risk before they succeeded; some took risks and failed before they took another with a better outcome. Most successful people say this to make every shabby loser, such as myself, feel inadequate. I don't have the balls to go for it all. Critics are saying this about Barack Obama's presidential bid; he wants it but not enough to get covered in It. So what to do? Suck it up? Hold my breathe and step off?
Huh? How many clichés about success can one take?
One more, two more, three...