When was the last time you took a risk (big or small), and pushed your own boundaries — socially, professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome?
My mother asked me gently,
“Why, my son, do you push the envelope so?
Why take a risk, when you can let it be so?
Why push for change,
when everyone prefers the status quo?”
And I answered her, saying,
“It’s not that I wanted to.
But the envelope you talk about,
I’ve posted it many a times,
And to too many ,
But the answer I received,
Was always the postman at the door,
Announcing ‘Return to sender. Rejected by addressee.’
And so now I don’t just push the envelope,
I hammer it so.”