Do you ever sit and think about something you aspire to do in your remaining existence on Earth?
Different individuals may have differing ideas.
Some people may choose to do something whimsical: something that makes their life more interesting. Maybe you would like to relax on the sandy beaches of Tahiti. Maybe you would like to go to your favorite band’s rock concert. Or maybe you would choose to trek in the Amazon rainforest.
Some people would choose to make the world a better place to live in: to prepare it for those who come after us.
Even though all these possibilities are wonderful endeavors definitely worth undertaking, I believe something everyone should do at least once in their life is face a fear.
Life is shorter than you might expect, so make it more worthwhile by liberating yourself of angst. Go ahead, choke down those Brussel sprouts! Stand up against the class bully! Facing fears builds character and makes confronting other concerns easier. It might even motivate you to confront another anxiety of yours. After you face a fear, you will feel accomplished and will have taken an imposing burden off of your shoulders.
By Will Kimber, East Corinth, VT