Flee Toward Danger

We’re either too stupid or bold. Daredevils enjoy fear so much they don’t even need to psyche themselves out. Rock climbers, test takers, and creators though, need extra confidence, as do most people who take on risks.

Fear is a catalyst for building up audacity. The practice provides the skills and mental strength to ameliorate fear. But it’s hardly wise to flee into danger without assessing the situation first.

Life is hard. Death is harder.” – Talib Kweli, “Good Mourning

Embrace the thrill of risk. But remain cautious in letting risk precede confidence. A proper risk wrestles with experience, instinct, and doubt.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.