Live Anyway

“Be afraid but do it anyway.”

Tell Me Something Beautiful

My whole life I’ve been telling myself “don’t be afraid.”

And it is only now that I’m realizing 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 what happens.

What I should be telling myself is “be afraid, but do it anyway.”

Live anyway.

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One thought on “Live Anyway

  1. No, I like the “Don’t be afraid” better than the “it will happen anyway”.
    Do we need to be afraid of something that didn’t happen yet, heck no!
    Do we have to be careful, heck yes!
    Being afraid is hard to reason and then is when we might do or say something that we may be sorry later, so, don’t be afraid, be careful instead.

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