Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
America is a terribly difficult idea, filled with promise and impossible to live up to.
And I believe that spirit is there, that truth force inside each of us. I see it when a white mother recognizes her own daughter in the face of a poor black child. I see it when the black youth thinks of his own grandfather in the dignified steps of an elderly white man. It’s there when the native-born recognize that striving spirit of the new immigrant; when the interracial couple connects the pain of a gay couple who are discriminated against and understands it as their own.
President Barack Obama,
speaking at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. (via The Advocate
Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.