posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 08:31 PM
Well, unfortunately for me, being afraid of death and being afraid of injury/pain/dismemberment or permanent disability or brain damage are different
things... I'm more afraid of living a life of misery than I am of death.
If people were not afraid of death or those other things, then we would stand up to every injustice. I know some people who are like that. My one body
builder friend saw a pimp slapping around his ho, and he didn't even attempt to reason with him or get him
to stop or anything, he just saw a woman being hurt, and acted. He ran at him as fast as he could, and again, didn't even attempt to speak with him
or tell him to back off or leave her alone or anything like that, he just charged him, picked him up and lifted him up over his head like #ing He-Man
and threw him. Then he just glared at him and said "Leave, NOW." And the dude left. I wish I could be like that. There have been times when I wish I
would have acted, but didn't, or didn't act as much or to the level I wish I had. I guess I just wishthat I was bigger and stronger... I
have the heart to want to do what's right, but sometimes my brain tells me that I want to keep my teeth, eyesight, ability to walk, talk, etc. But
there are some situations where I would and have put my own safety at the back of my mind for the sake of others. So, its not that I'm a total
scaredy cat... I've already lost teeth, and got hurt
in many other ways trying to do what is right. It's just that there have been times I wish I had done more, or acted faster or with more
intensity/severity, not hesitated, things like that... but I didn't and there is nothing I can do about it now and I have to live with that
forever... all because of fear.
I just know, when I'm an old man, I'll be thinking to myself: who cares if you had to be in a wheelchair for life, or die, or anything? You could
have been a Better man and made More of a difference in the world... Heck, who knows if you even did make a difference? Or at least, a good one?