Fear (not)

I have been writing for months about how scared I am of DT.

Over the weekend, though, I have been getting lots of messages to not be afraid.

At the Women’s March in Binghamton and from speakers that I saw on video from other locations, the message was repeated over and over. “Don’t be afraid. Grab a clipboard and get signatures to run for office.”

At church on Sunday, we heard in readings and the in the homily to not be afraid. We sang a psalm response, “Of whom should I be afraid?”

I wish I could say that I am suddenly not afraid. I’m at least less afraid, because I feel that there are so many others who are going to be working to limit the damage that DT plans/executes. There is strength in numbers, especially when we are working together for the common good.

I doubt, though, that I will ever be brave enough to run for office. Years ago, when I was doing extensive volunteering in our local school district, numerous people tried to convince me to run for school board. I knew that I had the intellectual skills needed, but did not think I could muster the stamina needed for long, contentious meetings.

That still holds true.

I will just have to show my (developing) fearlessness in other ways.
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Author: Joanne Corey

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12 thoughts on “Fear (not)”

  1. I was afraid at first and still am sometimes but if I look around and keep a calm head I can see other calm heads that are ready to stand up and work through any problems that may be coming. I try to remind myself that there are many people in our government and outside of government who are responsable and will be there to face up to and work with this new President.

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      1. It is hard to keep perspective I know and I think many people are truly nervous and scared about this transition. More could be done to help ease people’s minds but we are not getting so much of that. It seems like we have to wait and see how it all transpires. The unknown is scary, but I do see some people in congress and the media staying calm so I tell myself to try to be the same way. 🙂

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  2. I’ve come to decide that we all are going to resist in our own ways, and if that means running for office is your way, or not, it’s all good. I like focusing on “no fear,” rather than on “what the heck is he going to do next?” Good advice as we move forward.

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  3. I’m with you. Running for office isn’t in my future; I’m too empathetic, and, having lived through a volatile childhood, I don’t enjoy conflict.

    I intend to do my part by being the change I want to see. I won’t spew invective; I will seek understanding. I won’t vilify; I will question. I will get more involved in the communities I’m already part of, and seek to stretch my awareness of others, so that I’m not part of an “echo chamber,” but a person who wants to understand those who aren’t like me.

    I also intend to keep writing, reading, and learning, so that I can better understand the issues. It’s hard to open lines of dialogue if I don’t know what I’m talking about!

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