Saturday, January 8, 2011

Real Life Nigthmare

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What scares you?
the future
snakes
failure
loving and not being loved back
letting others down
dying
snakes
having someone close to you die
not being enough
being alone
not being accepted
snakes
oh, did I mention snakes more than once?
So sue me. They terrify me.
Did that picture not make you want to donate your lunch to the closest porcelain throne?
Back to the point.
Fear has got to be one of the most unpleasant emotions we've all experienced. That knot in your stomach. Wanting to quit. ugh. Get it away. Want to know what I think? Too bad. I'm going to tell you anyway. (what are you doing reading my blog if you don't care what I think anyway?). I think we fear things, at least most of the time, because they put our other dreams in jeopardy. Think about it. You might fear dying because you can't really pursue your earthly dreams while dead. It's a sad truth. You might fear Obama because a portion of your future is in his hands, which destroys my dream of a free country not micro-managed by government. What the? How'd that soapbox get there? You may fear failing because it can put your grade, job, or reputation on the line, decreasing future success in the area. You may fear snakes because, well, that's obvious. They're disgusting slimey little creatures that can and will kill you. Stay away. You might fear being alone because it eliminates your dream of having a family and a real life love story. You might fear the future because of the potential it has to not encompass your dreams.
Would that mean the worst fear would be to not have any dreams?
Maybe they weren't all too far off when they said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
[I say they because I don't know who said it, originally. And I've heard multiple people say it. Hence the "they". It makes sense.]
All those who are opposed to my thoughts speak now or forever hold your peace....good. It's settled then.

3 comments:

Joran said...

I would say that the greatest fear comes from the despair residual to the absence of hope.

As some others have said, "Those who eat poison, die." When we have hope, fear may exist, but it cannot conquer us.

And yes, I fear Obama, because he has endeavored to steal my hope.

brittany said...

SNAKES!!!! eugh!!!
no wait obama...no wait snakes....agh that's a toss up.
love you and your blog!:)

D.B. Woolston said...

Blog post of the week, especially because of the pictures.