Sunday, November 13, 2011

Question of the Day #1,113

My mother called me yesterday, totally perplexed. She didn't understand yesterday's question, "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

I laughed.

"I knew you wouldn't get it," I said.

And, the thing is, she really didn't get it. I had to give my mother three hypothetical answers before she said, "Ohhhh."

My mother is fearless. And I am the luckiest girl in the world to have had her as my first and greatest teacher.

Who do you know who is fearless?



  1. I don't know anyone who is truly fearless. There are times when I don't care, and not afraid of anything, but that's different than fearless.

  2. My brother. He trades stocks everyday on the nyse floor and plays with millons daily. The only time he was afraid was when 9/11 happened.

  3. Wow - E is awesome!! I wish I was more like her!

    My brother has become fearless. He went to Antarctica to work for 6 months which was his lifelong dream - he risked everything for that trip, and I mean everything. And it turned out to be the best thing he ever did and he is a changed person, for the better. Then he came back home and took the risk of opening his own business, during tough economic times. For these reasons he is an inspiration to me and I wish I was more like him because I always worry about doing such things because I am afraid to fail.

  4. My Grandfather. He's 91 and lives life to the fullest with no worries. He is an amazing man who now is the primary care giver for my Nanny as her health is failing. He is Fearless....He's my hero!

  5. I'm with Charlie. I don't think I know anyone who is truly fearless. I'd like to be, but that's not the case.

  6. My nephew. He spent a summer in Australia, he's a manager at a fancy Boston hotel and he has started buying property, all before he turned 23.
    He knows what he wants and goes after it, even if his elders tell him to slow down.

  7. No one -- but that's a good thing.


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