Driven by fear of Led by love? I don’t like giving attention to my fears. I have them but I don’t pay attention to them. I do a lot of things in spite of them! Therefore this post is going to be a short one. I try as much as possible to focus my mind and energy on positive things, not on my fears. For the sake of the Writers Bootcamp this post must be written :).
One of my greatest fears is being confined.
I fear being confined to socially constructed norms and ways of thinking. I fear being confined to one place. I will use my favourite quote by Steve Jobs to illustrate my point here.
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live inside the world.
You are told to – “try not to bash into the walls too much.”
That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
So may I remain a free spirit, a wanderer, an explorer.
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