Part of me wants to say that this is an interesting topic, part of me doesn’t.
For better or worse, fear is a large part of my life. There are many types of fears.
I could easily say that I wouldn’t be alive if I didn’t have the fear of walking into a burning building or the fear of jumping out of an airplane without a parachute or of drinking a gallon of pesticide. . . .but that would be morbid.
OK, since I am alive, I guess I need to talk about the inner fears. The fear of failure, the fear of success, the fear of embarrassment, the fear of accomplishment. The fear that what I do doesn’t really matter to someone, the fear of letting down people that are counting on me, the fear of being alone, the fear of being in a room full of strangers.
Fear can be motivating, fear can be paralyzing. Fear can eat me up from the inside out or outside in. Fear can control me, fear can also alienate me.
I am told that I need to overcome my fears to become a better person, a useful member of society. But without fears what is there to overcome?
I have heard several acronyms for the word fear
F#&k Everything And Run
Face Everything And Recover
False Evidence Appearing Real
But I think I am off topic, the question was “How would my life be different if I was incapable of fear?”
Going to stick with my first answer, I’d be dead. So I will continue on trying to face my fears and see how things turn out. . . . . Anyone care to join me? 🙂