Thursday, September 1, 2011

the fear of becoming a joke in others’ eyes

Thursday, September 1, 2011

For all these years he had bumbled around and shilly-shallied about writing because of fear: the fear of becoming a joke in others’ eyes, of messing up his life without getting anywhere, of abandoning the useless, burdensome part of his past in order to create a new frame of reference for himself, of moving toward the future without looking back. It was this fear that had him to look for inspiration elsewhere other than in his own heart.

Ha Jin, A Free Life, 2007

4 comments:

Loree said...

Our fears hold us back - but sometimes it is not easy to let go of them.

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Anonymous said...

fear is a good thing. keeps our species alive. :)

Arti said...

Very well put! Fear often holds us back from realising our full potential...
Have a fabulous day Angeli:)

 
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