The Importance of Being Brave



“It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.”
― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

I find there are people who inspire me. Many of them are off beat, perhaps seen as giants in their world, or maybe considered a touch outside the lines. Or WAY outside the lines. But that is what I admire. Brave and bold people unafraid to be themselves. I strive to be as excellent as I can be, at being myself. I encourage you then to ping back, write back, comment back. It’s all about being brave this week, this month, this year. Maybe for an hour or a minute be brave!

You are welcome to reblog, repost, or respond to this challenge. I don’t care the length of your brave, no word limits. No limits. Be yourself. Your awesome self. It can be a word, a poem, or a full length long read. I look forward to hearing from the blogosphere and here’s to an amazing September here at A Girl Named Bee and all of us on WordPress!

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“Comfort eating or pure greed? Most likely a mixture of both. Pieces of cake or biscuits or chocolate could instantly sweeten the sourness of my life. If you have been called gay all day in the playground, a cake when you returned home from school offered some consolation. A fairy cake of course.”
― David Walliams, Camp David

Perhaps I am moving on from learning about the comma, and learning about humanity.



6 thoughts on “The Importance of Being Brave

  1. i wear too many hats i think and reading your words wants me to pull them all off and just be myself, and that’s means being brave, and i am not, i try to be, every day its a struggle to stand up to voices louder than mine, to those giants who have such control over their lives. i just want silence and peace, maybe i must be brave to achieve that. your post id very inspiring Bee and I hope to follow your writing journey and see you soar as your heart desires.

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