Love it or hate it?
Do you think it motivates or interferes?
This past week James Spader’s character on The Office gave this take on fear:
“Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us? How dare we let it into our decision-making, into our livelihoods, into our relationships? It’s funny isn’t it? We take a day of the year to dress up in costume, to celebrate fear. “
Of course this was after he told a scary story to the employees, making sure he included something to tap into each and every person’s fear. According to him, my scary story would involve spiders on a plane flying over a shark infested ocean.
A sequel for Samuel Jackson perhaps?
But if you ask me, Halloween is just fun. At least it was when I was a kid.
Scary costume, but happy kid.
But spiders? Completely different. They are real.
Once when I was a teenager, I came face to face with one that resulted in a trip to the ER.
For me anyway (I have no idea what happened to the spider).
See that cast? I broke my finger in that struggle.
Although looking back, I’m wondering if the really scary things were those denim boots on my feet.