Your Freedom Ends Where Your Fear Begins

Your freedom ends, where your fear begins.

We all have a tiny silver of a chance of dying in random violence. We have a much better chance of being killed by someone we’ve really pissed off that we have a long relationship with. Far more of us will die from cars, stairs and a cold that gets out of hand. Yet we get into cars, climb the stairs and go outside with wet hair in defiance of what mom said about it.

In our daily lives though, we do all sorts of things from fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of other people disapproving. Fear of pain. Fear of hunger. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of loss. Fear of being fired. Fear of having no money. Fear of never seeing someone again. Fear of success even. Fear of him or her saying no.

Life is too short to live a life of fear. Take reasonable precautions, manage the risks but face your fears and do it anyway. Otherwise, you’re your own jailer.

If you weren’t frightened. What would you do?

 

Comments

  1. stg58?Animal Mother says:

    Athol,

    How close do you live to Newtown?

  2. I have a strong desire to start talking about feminists and their hysterical theory of rape culture right about now…

  3. @Stg58 Newton is about 35 minutes drive south of us. One of our friends used to babysit for the principal who was killed.

    @M3 Perhaps wait on that for a week or two.

  4. Something that gets me going in these kinds of situations is remembering a quote from The Rocky Horror Picture Show: “Ask for nothing and you shall receive it in abundance.”
    Say, ask or do something that might seem stupid – worst case is I’ll lose someone that probably wasn’t that hot for me either way. But, at the end of the day, I did try to say, ask or do something.

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