@aish0123 (142)
December 11, 2006 8:33am CST
Security is mostly a superstition-discuss..!!!!!!!!! Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. - Helen Keller In our day-to-day lives, the virtue of courage doesn't receive much attention. Courage is a quality reserved for soldiers, firefighters, and activists. Security is what matters most today. Perhaps you were taught to avoid being too bold or too brave. It's too dangerous. Don't take unnecessary risks. Don't draw attention to yourself in public. Follow family traditions. Don't talk to strangers. Keep an eye out for suspicious people. Stay safe. But a side effect of overemphasizing the importance of personal security in your life is that it can cause you to live reactively. Instead of setting your own goals, making plans to achieve them, and going after them with gusto, you play it safe. Keep working at the stable job, even though it doesn't fulfill you. Remain in the unsatisfying relationship, even though you feel dead inside compared to the passion you once had. Who are you to think that you can buck the system? Accept your lot in life, and make the best of it. Go with the flow, and don't rock the boat. Your only hope is that the currents of life will pull you in a favorable direction. No doubt there exist real dangers in life you must avoid. But there's a huge gulf between recklessness and courage. I'm not referring to the heroic courage required to risk your life to save someone from a burning building. By courage I mean the ability to face down those imaginary fears and reclaim the far more powerful life that you've denied yourself. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of going broke. Fear of being alone. Fear of humiliation. Fear of public speaking. Fear of being ostracized by family and friends. Fear of physical discomfort. Fear of regret. Fear of success.
3 responses
@RAMPersona (2036)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
as the saying goes "If you can beat 'em, join 'em". it is hard to go against the tides if we have some doubts in mind, seeing others experiences that suggest we are in a wrong direction and the complexity of life itself.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
19 Jan 07
Security Do Exist. Listed below your various securities, on an assumtpion that you are a female. 1. Your childhood security : Your Parents 2. Your Teenage Security : Boy Friend or Woodby 3. Your Adult security : Your spouse 4. Your old age security : Your Children Above all you have the ultimate security is God. If you can afford even you can appoint a security for a salary.
• United States
19 Jan 07
There is an old but wise quote. It is used in motivational circles to get people to stop and look at bad decisions they are making . It goes.. " If you want security, then go to prison"