Courage has a cost
It can get you into the worst situations,
the stupidest predicaments
Often, it isn’t even necessary
and cowardice, is your best option.
People are afraid of public speaking
I was terrified
Consciously, people don’t know why
Subconsciously, it comes from a primitive fear of being rejected by your social group,
which meant, certain death, several thousand years ago.
Now, it only means that people laugh at you.
I am a sociopath with a microphone. I don’t care what people think,
which terrifies the crowd. They are embarrassed for me.
I am not yet able to take my pants down
in front of an audience, but I’m almost there.
Anybody can be courageous. Fools have jumped off cliffs. Men have died for honor
in high-speed drag races, for women wearing bikinis.
Girls love a man with courage. Those nameless faces in uniform, marching to their deaths
Girls love to brand a man as a coward
with white feathers. They always do what’s in their best interests.
I say, send the women to the front lines, for once—
and let them have the privilege of their guts hanging out
and screaming for their mothers.
Yes—courage has a cost.
Friends and family have told me to do the wrong thing
in the name of courage.
Well, let me tell them something… It takes guts to do what isn’t respected
to give-up glory.
I can say anything, to anybody, and not care, but that’s not courage.
Normally, I’m very polite.
Courage is when
you can smell the adrenaline
pouring out of your pours
When you are so frightened, you can’t talk
but you do it anyway—
even when your stomach, has evacuated your soul
and you speak from a place
that will go on, despite certain death.
I have stood in a bright room, until I couldn’t see anything
because it went black.
Any lessons learned from that moment, were
that I didn’t want to do it again.
Hysterical, five hours later
with blood pressure above 220, and not knowing why.
It was courage, that nearly gave me a heart-attack
over something meaningless in high school.
At least 100 points between systolic and diastolic.
Fear is in your mind.
People detest it, because they believe it’s a weakness.
Trust me, there are worse things that get in your way besides fear
If you can push those things aside, you have conquered the need for courage.