Standing outside the Fire

@kitkat1 (1227)
April 4, 2007 8:36pm CST
This happens to be a song by Garth Brooks. One part says that life is not tryed it is just mearly survived if your standing outside the fire. To me this song is about the person that does nothing with there life and just watches everyone else. Scared to try. Alot of people are like that arent they. Do you think this song means that what else does it mean to you.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
5 Apr 07
I am sorry I do not know this song as I have never heard it before but by the way you are describing it here it sounds like this to me as well, some people are afraid to try and see what they can change in their lives and to progress and have a fulfilled life.
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
5 Apr 07
In this song the phrase “life is not tried it is merely survived when your standing outside the fire” is repeated many times. This tells me that if your not willing to take a risk and accomplish something, than your not really living. I have chosen to be somewhat of a risk taker and not let life totally pass me by. That is why when given the chance, I moved to Nicaragua to live. There are many uncertainties here, but I prefer to live them than to sit safely at home in the USA and wonder what would life have been like if had dared go. I chose to walk into the fire. Maybe that is good and maybe it is not, but I am living my life.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I don't recall having heard the song - I seldom listen to the radio, which is where I usually hear music. But it sounds like the song lyrics are saying that to truly live a life worth living one has to be in the middle of what is going on, not simply observing it. Risk can be scary and many people avoid taking any big risks. You miss a lot if you don't take any risks. Of course, taking risks without some caution can be too dangerous and end your life! So while we are challenged to risk, we want to be intelligent about it. Think about possible consequences before risking and be willing and able to take responsibility for the consequences creates a life with meaning.