The Future Has An Anciet Heart (Dear Sugar Advice Column)

DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #72: The Future Has An Ancient Heart

Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome. -Margaret Atwood

Sometimes, I think we pose our own inner selves as the monster in which we face. We make the world seem much bigger and scarier than it truly is, because we make ourselves much smaller and less significant than we truly are.

Our greatest achievement is believing in the sacredness of our own minds and of our own abilities. It’s nice to be humble and secure and it’s alright to stand back from time to time and let other people do the work, take the stage, say the last line.

Great things don’t get accomplished that way. Great people don’t necessarily flourish that way.

As Sugar says…

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.”

I like that idea.

-b

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