How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
Life without fear is stepping right up to solutions at the doctor’s office and the dentist. It’s accepting a request to play a song you’ve only heard on Spotify but never practiced -and getting applause-. Life without fear is curiosity about what is around the bend, you don’t hold back.
Watching a horror movie without fear is becoming a Fangoria and fan and saying to yourself, “How’d they DO that?” Of course, without pain, we start to rot from our injuries we ignore because of lack of pain. Sometimes, pain is our friend and at all times it’s okay to be scared in a horror movie. Pain gets a bad rap.
Pain is a megaphone reminding us to take care. Sometimes even a small amount of fear works that way. Zombies have no pain or fear for example. And, let’s face it, there are things we should be afraid of like physically hurting ourselves or losing our jobs -so we work hard to keep them-. A life without fear has its advantages but how much ibuprofen can you take before your limbs start falling off? There’s a place for fear. The good person ponders it and decides what is real and what needs to be ignored.