Monday, November 12, 2012

Be afraid

My whole life I've been telling myself "don't be afraid."

And it is only now that I'm realising how stupid that is. Don't be afraid.  Like saying "don't move out of the way when someone tries to punch you" or "don't flinch at the heat of a fire" or "don't blink"; don't be human.

I'm afraid and you're afraid and we're all always going to be afraid.  Because that's the point.

What I should be telling myself is "be afraid but do it anyway."  

Live anyway.

I can't find the source, but this has been making the rounds recently, possibly because someone typed it up using a pretty, folksy font on paper texture and it made its way to Pinterest.  Good words.


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