How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
(Thanks, Nique Lektra, for inspiring this prompt!)
Fear is not a bad thing,
Too much fear is a bad thing;
Fear of the wrong things is a bad thing.
Ultimately, our feelings should conform
To our reality:
We should fear what merits fear.
But how do we know?
You ask –
We don’t know what dangers will come,
Nor where they might come from —
So we always fear the unknown,
So long as it remains
But knowing is a choice.
I have known fearlessness:
It’s called being drunk.
And I remember the thoughtless intimacy,
The destructiveness of self and others,
Even the car crashes.
We have some inhibitions for a reason,
They are worth having.
I do not seek a life without fear
I seek to never fear without reason –
But, I will often fail, I fear