A Life Not Lived

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A Life Not Lived


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I am afraid of not living. That very concept terrifies me as the time we have on earth slowly dissipates. Nonetheless, I am afraid of life. The possibility of death, disappointment, and failure lurk in my brain hours on end. How am I to combat such conflicting thoughts? I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living, and yet I am terrified of the concept. I feel trapped in my own body, desperate for some form of guidance that only I can give myself. Just as a winged bird refusing to fly there’s nothing stopping me but myself. Many times, the greatest obstacle is yourself.