Fear: Impulse or Obstacle?

Whenever I was afraid to go to my martial arts classes as a kid, my mom used to tell me not to be afraid. Said that , fear meant I wouldn’t dare to go beyond. That I wouldn’t try and then I wouldn’t know.

So ,I went. I guess I had FOMO. Another fear. Fear of missing out.

I didn’t think about the paradox much.

Untill, today, when I was re -re – re- well (I don’t remember how many re)- watching The Dark Knight Rises. I won’t waste time glorifying what is in itself a piece requiring no publicity.

But, If you haven’t seen it, it’s your loss.

Coz the producers already earned a billion (and counting) from it.😁

But it got me thinking, AGAIN.

This time around , about what the prison Dr said to Bruce Wayne-

“How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible without the most powerful impulse of the spirit: the fear of death”

Bruce- “I do fear death. I fear dying in here, while my city burns and there’s no one there to save it”

This iconic conversion taught me another thing today.

Everyone is afraid. There’s nothing to be ashamed of it.

But it is of two types , based on the two possible conclusions- whether it helps you grow(the good fear) or whether it tears you away, slowly with the aid of time.(the bad fear)

You see, batman wasn’t afraid of dying.. coz there was no purpose , nothing to lose. No motivation. Lack of fear made him weak.

But he was afraid of dying while something he loved withered away. His city. That fear made him stronger. Gave him desperation to succeed.

And he made the climb.

The intentions matter.

I din’t want to miss out the fun of complaining about the classes with my friends , I feared I would miss precious moments. Coz I loved them. I loved the experience.

Even if I hated the extreme physical pain.

Love always outweighs fear, when it matters.

Whenever, you are afraid to do something ever again.

Ask yourself, whether the fear helps you be better or not- if it’s a good fear or bad fear?

Coz the right way to go is to encourage the good fear and suppress the bad fear.

Next time, don’t procrastinate, don’t avoid going to the gym, coz there are things at the end of the tunnel that will make all the boredom and pain with it in the end. Don’t give the power to your bad fears . Take control.

Fear is universal . Necessary.

But whether it’s a necessary evil or the the necessary good, is decided by our perspective and vision.

Have a beautiful vision, guys!

Hope you have a productive day!

– the_borrowed_writer

An Average morning thought.

The morning Alarm rings.. and maybe your sleep is disturbed.. or .. Maybe you play the 5 min game for 30 min before you actually acknowledge that you are in the world of living..yet again.. yay! Or nay!?

For me, deciding between the two takes another 30 minutes. The first few steps to the balcony and the cold air slapping me ..is actually when I wake up.. and God forbid.. if it’s stormy up there or pouring like your garden watering can .. if you a girl, you know the clogs just fired your pretty shoes for the day, ..

And Some people.. they “love” waking up in the morning.. I am kept intrigued.. on whether they are skilfully lying to themselves and making their self believe the lie or simply lying to make me.. want to worship them? Coz the truth is honestly unbelievable.

And no, don’t i’m-possible me.

I mean if you wake up early and are active. You get a lot of work done. Hand on the 💓.

But what actually makes you productive , just waking up early? If that was it, the rural India should have been a more productive place to live.. than it is today.

What I thinking, the magic ingredient is.. is what you tell yourself in the morning.. That matters.

On whether, you think of yesterday and start with a heavy heart.

Or think of how strong you are despite all and hope for some “co-incidental” magic .

Over thinking should be branded as one of the unofficial national past time of young millennials. We worry.

A lot.


Even about what to wear. Thanks to the trending media outlets subconsciously making you judge others ,and guilt tripping yourself.

Straight way. Over thinking isn’t gonna cut it. It’s like smoking.

People don’t actually like it. But it’s familiar. It’s comforting. It’s logical. Its stress reliving to your mind ..even if it isn’t.

Counter that overthinking with a clean slate in the morn.

Do me a favour.

Tonight, think of all the good things that happened to you today.. even the smallest things.. like someone giving you space to pass through..say an honest thank you to those people in your head.

And sleep.

Next morning.

Take a conscious step not to worry.

And think of the most beautiful thing you ever saw and tell yourself something nice.

And see the day change..

Let me know!!!

Lots of love to all those reading this!


.The borrowed writer.

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Life as we see around is pretty awesome to begin with. But when you think that even millions of years ago, the space where we stand and breathe existed, and just like a movie , the scene morphs inside out heads.. trees and bushes, insects and dinosaurs.

Things were different , if evolution is to be believed.And now , millions of years later, me , you, standing right where they did.

Earth is like a recycling centre of life. And all that makes it sustainable.
And as are ideas .

Everything is borrowed from our past.

Life. Flesh. Air. Ideas.

This is my take on the ideas that has already spent an eternity in this inconceivable universe.

Thank you for visiting!

Happy reading, people!!