Living Life Essay

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Living Life

To conquer one’s fears, one must see past them. To fear is natural; to see past them is heroic. Fear is normal additive to life; symbolizing that there are new, sometimes extraordinary things to come, to face. To be able to see these things before they happen is a sign of wisdom. To see past them is a sign of leadership and boldness. Fear is nothing out of the ordinary. To recognize that one fears is to recognize that one values his life. Heeding the initial call of fear is something all men should do. But to truly be the leader; to truly be one who is heroic and bold, is to focus on getting past these fears. It goes without saying that to feel is to be wrought with fear. And not all fear is negative by nature. To be afraid
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So why should one enter into responsible living without it? The saying goes, that one should always hope for the best and prepare for the worse. Notice, however, that the saying does not say to hope for the best or prepare for the worse. For with responsible living comes failure. Not necessarily complete failure, but certainly failures. Does failure mean giving up? No. If one was to walk down an unfamiliar sidewalk and trip and fall due to a large crack, should one never walk down the same sidewalk? For with failure comes even more wisdom and knowledge. And as many great men have said in the past, knowledge is power. Now one knows of the crack in the sidewalk and can be better prepared to face it when one walks down the same sidewalk. Preparation, therefore, is a necessity for living.

Now, one’s stature in life, one’s career, one’s financial situation, one’s possessions never make the man. It is in the heart, with the wise and mature use of the mind, that makes the man. To ignore one’s heart is to ignore one’s true feelings; one’s true fears. If one is faced with a life that is poor by today’s standards, then one must work harder to use one’s heart and mind. Never should one’s stature, career, finances, or possessions lead their motives for living nor should they become one’s goals. Too often human’s accept the life they are handed without thinking--without feeling. But the one who sees his position on this planet as a human,

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