All true yearning implies a risk. It is not possible to grow without taking risks, without venturing. At each stage of our growth we become a little stronger, we trust more in ourselves. Although we seem to grow step by step, each stage of our growth is not determined, in reality, by a step, but by a jump. That is precisely why risking inspires so much fear, and also why growing up is so painful. Like any risk, growing requires leaving something without having the assurance that the next step is better. If growth were steady, logical and easy to predict, there would be far fewer risks, and more people would find success and happiness in life.