I believe that you need to take risks to live a full life.
One example of taking a risk is from Beowulf. He takes a risk with Grendel by fighting him without a sword or any weapon and decides to beat the beast barehanded. Another example of a risk that Beowulf took was, jumping into the lake with no clue as to what lied beneath the surface. My final example is when Beowulf fought the dragon at a very old age.
“My lord Higlac might think less of me if i let my sword go where my feet were afraid to.” He is afraid that if he uses a sword, his lord will think less of him if he uses a blade to help him in his battles. Beowulf ends up winning the battle by ripping Grendel’s arm off. If he had used a blade, the blade would have done nothing to the beast because the swords magically went dull before they touched Grendel’s skin. “He leaped into the lake, would not wait for anyone’s answer; the heaving water covered him over.” Beowulf is taking a risk by jumping into the lake without knowing what beasts lie beneath the surface. He meets Grendel’s mother who is much stronger than Grendel and kills her with a sword that he had found in the cave and came back to the surface with Grendel’s head as a souvenir and is treated like a god now. “When he comes to me I mean to stand, not run from his shooting flames, stand till fate decides which of us wins.
” The risk Beowulf takes is fighting the dragon even though he is 70 years old and his men ran away as cowards. In the end, Beowulf kills the dragon, however he dies and will forever be known as the greatest hero of all time. In conclusion, taking risks does lead to a full life. Beowulf had made many risks, some leading to big rewards and renown. His final risk however lead to his own death but would also be known as the greatest hero. Therefore, I believe that you need to take risks in your life because, although there may be a chance of something to go wrong, maybe not death specifically, there is a chance that something good may happen and may help you and others out around you.