Keep Your Fears To yourself
The unknown fervour of a fear! I really don’t know what that means but it does sound pretty awesome doesn’t it? 😀
Life never is exciting without the fears that cripple us, the fears that make us doubt our capacities and wonder if we will be able to achieve our dreams or not, the fears which will make our life incredibly difficult and dissuade us from the actions we want to take to lead our lives the way we want. It certainly acts as a good checkpoint though.
Nevertheless, fear is an existential thing and we all need to find a way to work around it in order to make our efforts count. But what does it mean when someone says – Keep your fears to yourself? Doesn’t that essentially prevent us from telling the world who we really are? Why should we go against our natural behaviour and create a communication filter just because the world feels better?
The Selfish Point
Not that we like making a point which appears totally selfish, but it is true to a certain extent that when we share our fears, there is usually someone who shows sympathy to it and caters to our attention deficiencies. Our fears seem allayed a bit and life seems to be slowly on a path to restoration. Why curb something like that. On the other hand, there is another school of thought which says, let us not give this fear too much of importance because it ends up biting us in the back and giving an image about us which we are not extremely fond of. To an extent, it gives an image we would like to avoid. Rather, it is about sharing the courage cos the more we do it, the more we get in return.
Another school of thought to support this view is – Birds of a feather flock together. The more you talk about fears, the more you meet people of similar interests – maybe the ones who share the same fears or maybe the ones who want to terrorise others. Either ways, there is little you can learn from these engagements. Of course you will get a listening ear – but do you need a solution or just a listening ear? On the flip side, the more you speak to people who are confident and courageous, you attract people with similar attitudes. Maybe you get to talk to people who have braved bigger challenges and draw some inspiration out it. Maybe you get to live a bit vicariously and derive a beautiful pleasure of living life on the other side and making things work for you. You may even end up people willing to help you out because they see that you are willing to solve your problems and not just feel bad about something in life.
I think eventually, we all get what we put into our own lives and the circles around us. The more we want strength, the more we need to display it and by extension other aspects as well. In the end, it is all about a choice, I guess for me, it is a mix of these two things that works best.
What are your thoughts on the quote and our debate? Please do share your views, after all we all are after the same truth!
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