Oct 282014

Planes crash and yet we continue to purchase tickets to fly on them.
Cars collide but we ride the roads daily.
We stub our after getting out of bed yet we keep walking.

If we said no to every possible risk we wouldn’t progress and instead would lay in bed wondering about all the possibilities.

Like fear levels, taste preferences and genre tastes – we all have different opinions on what we like. Some of us love to be scared – that adrenaline rush we get on a haunted house tour or with a scary movie. As long as we say yes and buy the ticket we give the host our permission to scare the wits out of us.

While others play it safe, sit on the sidelines and choose a romance novel instead.

Who are we to decide who is right and who should be penalized? What matters is that people find their happiness and, with no harm to others, live through it. A decision Lucy makes to go on the death defying roller coaster doesn’t change our life or preference but it certainly makes her day.

Every day passes with people grumbling about silly things that should be overlooked and it’s time to make a change. It’s time to stand up for what you believe because you believe it but also because it helps people grow and decide their own fate.

Be passionate, with purpose and don’t judge what you don’t understand and, like Voltaire, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

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