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Don't let fear keep you away from joy

Don't let fear keep you away from joy
October 15, 2011, 07:00:58 PM
Valid point made:

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You won’t find many adults doing things that hurt, things that threaten, things that lack convenience and comfort. Which is one of the really bad things about no longer being young.

So it is as well, sometimes, in later years, to fall off ladders, slice hands with hatchets, plug oneself into wall-sockets, etc. It still hurts, but it serves to remind of those times when the hurt did not deter; did not lock one out of the real world of uncertain outcomes and inconvenient consequences.

http://www.amerika.org/social-reality/charting-discomfort/

What makes adults stodgy and boring is that they're so sure of what they want to avoid that they have closed themselves off to the possibility of something good lurking right around the corner.

Re: Don't let fear keep you away from joy
October 18, 2011, 03:36:21 AM
I often wonder why the passion for discovery so prevalent in childhood is lost in the process of "growing up".

With a greater awareness of our own mortality we lose the will to follow paths that others haven't already paved and boarded up with safety cushions and precautions. This may be a benefit to our survival in a physical sense, but it hinders something even more essential, our maturation.