This is a phrase I’ve always known, but have never really used or heard it used until I came to Japan.
Though this is primarily used to describe business ventures and investments..I feel like this accurately describes how I handle myself, relationships, and endeavors. There is no guarantee, no set deadline, just a chance to give what you can in hopes for something great… for whatever amount of time you’re lucky enough to get.
I don’t see these gambles as a waste of time. Regardless of their outcome, they’re so fucking precious to me. I think my life is made up of chances taken. And I’m happy I was able to take them. It means I said yes and tried.
HAHA…I guess it might not amount to anything to some people. I don’t have anything physical to show as a reward, and maybe I haven’t “won” yet. But what is that? Maybe that high return…isn’t some sort of reward or person, but just that experience of taking a risk on something, someone, and yourself.