The F word that I am going to be discussing here is probably not the F word that first came to your mind. The F word is FEAR. Fear is what stops dreams from becoming realities. Fear is what stops good ideas from becoming implemented. Fear is a very powerful emotion that is ingrained deeply in a lot of us (if not all of us.)
It has been ingrained in us because the media loves to glamorize the downfalls of others (and deep down we have a fascination with seeing others fail too – some more than others). And it’s our fascination with seeing others fail that keeps the media sharing it. If it didn’t draw ratings, they wouldn’t bother sharing it, right?
I think this is partly due to the fact that it reinforces within us this false idea that it is crazy and futile to challenge the status quo. So why bother, right? Nobody wants to be labeled a failure and nobody wants to be on the front page of the newspaper or on CNN being called a failure. So we have this vicious cycle. Fear is ingrained in us, it is reinforced through the media and it is further ingrained in us.