Many great ideas have been lost because people who had them could not stand being laughed at. -Anonymous
Fear is a natural response to any dangerous situation. Fear is something that children naturally possess. The fear of strangers, the fear of falling, and the fear of the dark are all fears that are routinely found in children. Being fearful can have a protective effect on a child’s well being. For example, being afraid of loud noises could prevent a child from fearlessly running into a dangerous situation. However, adults sometimes generalize this “protective intuition” into a fear of trying anything new because they do not want to fail or make a mistake.
I have a lot of reasons why I should not take risks in my life - except for one thing I recently discovered. Living in fear is not living at all!