How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?

I’d rather live with a reasonable fear. It’s very useful for survival. I have been in some dangerous situations due to my job as a reporter and I think fear made me be prudent to overcome those situations without too much harm.  I had to overcome fear. But that is part of life and I prefer that than living without fear. I really can’t imagine a life without fear. I guess it would be a life full of stupid and dangerous facts that would hurt me and make suffer my family. Not a good prospect. I only would like to be less afraid of make mistakes while writing in English and be more confident at posting.

Fearless Fantasies.

 

Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “Fear is useful

  1. disappearingwoman says:

    I used to teach school here in the US. You should feel very confident in posting in English. Your skills are equivalent, or better, than some people with English as a first language!
    This was a really interesting prompt. I think we all would do so many things that we’ve wanted to, but were too afraid if fear was removed from the situation. I personally think I might be more successful if I wasn’t always so cautious. 🙂

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    1. Olga Brajnović says:

      thanks for your comments. It encourages me to continue writing. Especially coming from a teacher. You’re right in what you say. I agree. But in my post I was talking about the risk of becoming a reckless person.

      Reply

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