My whole life I’ve been telling myself “don’t be afraid.” And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying “don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you.” or “don’t flinch at the heat of the fire.” or “don’t blink”. Don’t be human. I’m afraid and you are afraid and we’re all always going to be afraid, because that’s the point. What I should be telling myself id “be afraid, but do it anyway.” Live anyway.