You can’t act with courage in the face of fear if you don’t admit you’re scared, not only to yourself but to the people who are counting on you. Admitting fear isn’t the same as running on it, and running from fear isn’t a long-term strategy.

We’re going to weather it. Being honest about what we’re afraid of is how.

2 thoughts on “Fear

  1. YES. I read this just after I learned of the parade being canceled. I remember that the best film I ever saw of President Franklin Roosevelt speaking was a longer than usual excerpt of “the only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” This was in the Ken Burns film on the Roosevelts, and it was right after an explanation of just how sick the president was when he gave that speech. He knew what he was talking about. What an odd idea these days.

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