Hey, why not?

Liam Fagan, Sports Editor

In this life, there is no shortage of opportunities. However, there is a shortage of people willing to take chances and accept those opportunities. People are controlled by inhibitions, fears, and doubts. We need more people in this world that are willing to try, regardless of the outcome. To anyone reading this that is nervous to try, I ask you one question: “Why not?” If you fear the reactions of your friends, maybe those aren’t really your friends. If you are nervous about the prospect of failing, realize that everyone fails, and it isn’t whether or not you succeed, but whether or not you learn. Failure is an integral part of success. Thomas Edison discovered 100 failed methods of the lightbulb. Even the most successful members of society have faced failure. It’s all in how you bounce back from those trials. For all you know, you could be the next Einstein, the next Springsteen, the next Picasso. You can never know unless you take risks, try to succeed, and apply yourself. So the next time you are faced with an opportunity, I urge you to seize the chance. Take the risk. Ask yourself: “Hey, why not?”