He’s different, right? I mean, he seems different. For the better. You see it, right?
I do. Certainly. It’s almost palpable.
What do you think it is?
I asked him.
You did? You just asked him?
Well, it was a compliment really... I wanted to know. Just like you do.
So what is it? What changed?
He said he was no longer pretending to be fearless. Now he is fearless.
I know, right?
Maybe I’m just pretending. Or, man, sometimes I don’t even think I’m trying to pretend. I don’t know... How????
How does it happen?
Maybe it comes with age. Experience. Trust. Some might even call it faith. With time, you might lose a little speed, a little agility... but what you gain, in just getting through... There is no comparison. Wisdom. Empathy. You stop worrying about what other people think. And you start thinking about what you can actually do. And you just do it. It’s amazing what you can do when you’re freed up, you know, from the fear.
I want that. I want to be free. Fearless.
Me too. I think maybe, I mean I really hope, that’s how it begins.