And yet, bravery is impossible without fear. Bravery is feeling fear and doing it anyway. If a knight in a story is fearless when he faces the dragon, it is not because he is brave. It is because he is stupid. Or possibly, off his head.
What are you afraid of?
But the things that are deeper than that are the important things. We all fear our loved ones being hurt, or worse. We fear for those we know who live alone, or are ill.
Mostly these fears just bubble along, but sometimes they come to the fore. I have had a few friends die now. Either suicides, or just out of a clear blue sky, with aneurysms, or car crashes. It's not nice. It's not fair. It makes you think that we should be worried about everyone.
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Are heights really that bad? Yes, they are. When I'm high up, I can't get the idea out of my head that I'm going to jump. So, maybe I could do it with a rope or something. Don't suggest I bungee jump because it's not happening.
And spiders. I'm really trying to not be bothered by spiders, and I'm not doing badly. In fact I don't mind them much at all now, until they move. Then it's Argh! Spider! Out You Go (well, more of a die die die really).
What are you afraid of? And is it just plain daft?
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