I love the quote because it speaks to what I’m finding myself thinking when I read those words. I’ve been asked more than once since I started this blog what I wish I could say to my audience. I like to think I have a lot to say, but I feel like I don’t always have the words to express it. This quote from the Harry Potter series is a perfect example.
Words can actually be a pain in the ass. I know that some of you are probably wondering what I mean about that. I mean, how can you not be angry when you read that quote? You can’t just walk up to someone on the street and say, “Hi, I’m Harry Potter.” And yet, I feel like I’ve been doing that for a long time and I really am still angry.
The problem is that we all have a tendency to take things at face value when they’re true. We don’t always listen to the messages that we want to hear or that we think we should. We’ve all been told, “Don’t worry about it” but I’ve seen people who were told the exact opposite of what you were told. We all have those people in our lives. A quick google search would show that.
I see this all the time. Sometimes we have the best intentions, and other times we are just people who have made bad decisions.
We’re not all that different from people who are told to avoid certain things, like smoking, or taking certain drugs. We know the risks of many of these things, and we know it’s not healthy. But we can’t always seem to take a step back and say, “Wait, that doesn’t really matter.” We can’t always think about the bigger picture.
“We” are people who have made bad decisions, so sometimes we just need to let go. We may think we are doing a good thing, but it is just a little easier when we know we are doing the right thing. Like that girl at the park. The one with the red hair. The one who was trying to help the boy. The one who actually made a scene.
We are all people trying to do the right thing, but sometimes we fail. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we do the right thing, but we make a bad decision. Sometimes we choose wrong.
Just like a black hole, bad decisions can suck up all the energy in a universe. It is also a great example of how we all need to be on a bit of a tight rope. We need to be careful not to make a bad decision, but we may need to take some chances. A lot of these bad decisions come from the fact that we are always on the edge of doing something good, but we always end up doing the wrong thing.
So, if we are always on the edge, what are we most afraid of? In a few words, we are afraid of losing everything. Of course, that’s just a few words, but it gives us some insight into where we are trying to go. We want to give up being our own boss, but we are afraid of our lack of control over our personal lives. We are afraid to stop and think about our actions, but we are afraid of our lack of awareness.
A lot of people do not realize they are afraid of losing everything. They don’t realize that if they become so afraid of losing every important thing that they will lose themselves and the most important thing they have. This is one of the things we talk about in our book, “The Unwanteds.