Career, College

Without Fear

October 25, 2008

Looking back, as a young child we had many dreams of what we wanted to be when we grew up. Some wanted to be doctors, some wanted to firefighters, and some police officers. Fast forward the picture to the present and that same child that wanted to grow up wanting to be a doctor or a firefighter has new dreams and desires.

Gone are the days of dressing up as cowboy, and in are the days of looking through hundreds of job listings.

Gone are the days of when we would play cops and robbers, and in are the days of trying to figure out how we will pay off those enormous college loans.

When we first embarked on the adventure known as’college’ we were gullible, curious, and imature, but after four years we have transformed. As ‘adults’ we are now inquisitive, assertive, and most of all aware. Aware that this could be the most crucial time of our lives. Our parents, our professors, and our college experience for the most part, has given us the tools to go out into society and contribute and be sucessful. Still one thing has not changed. Fear.

Fear is a invisible foe that exists all around us. Especially in today’s current economic and global situation, we are pressed to confront this ‘fear.’

For the individual that is fearful of what the future may hold I will cite a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do

We live in a historic time. How will we remember it? Will we remember how we stood there fearful of what economic crisis would happen next? Or will we stare ‘fear’ in the eyes and find a way to fight it

As individuals, we have the knowledge, the dedication, and the perservernece to suceed. We must not let ‘fear’ hold us down. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Therefore I tell you.

Go. Live without fear.

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