Sunday, September 25, 2011

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
     - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

And yet...

"Only fools have no fear."
     - Lieutenant Worf of the U.S.S. Starship Enterprise

Frankly, I prefer the wisdom of Star Trek over the wisdom of American politicians any day.


  1. This is an odd sentence, but, be positive and go with the politician.

  2. Well, Worf's comment was not at all meant to be negative. It is simply a truism. Our strength is not determined by how many or what fears we have, but rather how we face those fears and whether or not we are able to overcome them.

  3. But surely we shouldn't let our fears define us at all?

  4. I believe that our fears do define us, whether we want to admit it or not. At least to some extent.

    The "abolishment" of fear is, in my opinion, the impossibly easy way out. Recognizing one's fears and learning how to adapt to them so that they do not overwhelm one's mind and subsequently control his or her actions is one of the most self-defining things that one can do.