Are You Out of Your Mind? I was told by many that I was crazy. I got it from colleagues. I got it from friends. I got it from frenemies. I got it from strangers. I got it from my hair stylist. I got it, I got it, I got it. I was told that people would kill for a job like mine. I was told that a government job was recession proof. I was told that I would live to regret it. I was told, I was told, I was told.
Mainstream media and other powers that be (who shall remain nameless) have done an excellent job of having us play word association with the faces of Middle Eastern males and the word "fear". Most people think of fear as something created by hateful men who hate this country and everything it stands for. The fear associated with that thought, arguably exaggerated and overblown, is real nonetheless (read: Christmas Day).However, that's not the fear that worries me these days. I don't think we'll be seeing nuclear bunkers reminiscent to the ones witnessed by those who lived through the Cold War anytime soon. At least I hope we never do. The fear that concerns me is the one created by those who read the headlines, listen to buzz words, and then misinform and miseducate. The fear that concerns me is the one created by those who choose to listen to opinions and are confused by the facts. The fear that concerns me is the one created by unchecked emotions and preconceived notions. Fear is not a giant living in the mountainous terrains of Afghanistan. It's something that exists in our everyday lives. It's in the office, it's at the gym, it's at the coffee shop, it's at the lunch spot, and it's in our homes. Fear lasts longer, but love is stronger. You have nothing to fear and a whole lot to love. Why not start loving today?