Face it

March 12, 2007


If one wants to learn swimming, one ought to jump into the water!

Running away from or avoiding a situation does only harm to the person.

Though escaping from or avoidance of a situation might provide temporary relief to a person, it erodes the self-confidence of the person in the long run.

The best way to overcome one’s fear is to go out and face the situation squarely.

People who face the problems squarely feel more confident than those who run away from challenges!


7 Responses to “Face it”

  1. Kyels Says:

    Never run from existing problems. It only make matters worst.

    I agree. πŸ™‚

  2. zeroimpact Says:

    I think there is so much to this and so much we can interpret
    Sometimes running is inevitable as Moral studies back in school teaches from certain situations
    However said that, confrontation is not a solution, it is merely a state where we try to work things out the hard way

    Matthew, Thank you for sharing your view.

  3. LX Says:

    i used to teach swimming πŸ˜€ and I remember having to deal with the lil’ frumpy girls who refused to get into the water cry. I have no idea why the parents would force their kids into doing something before they are ready for it.

    Anyways that’s besides the point LOL I agree that we should always face the music or at least listen to it πŸ˜‰

    You wouldn’t have any problem getting me into the water. I love swimming. πŸ˜›

  4. Shez Says:

    Why is recently people talking about running away? πŸ˜€ I guess there’s a lot of situations we knew involving this ‘running away’ matters >_


  5. Gallivanter Says:

    That photo make me wanna go swimming! *DREAMS*

    Hahaha.. πŸ˜†

  6. nyonyapenang Says:

    we fear the unknown.

    Indeed we do. πŸ™‚

  7. Depends on how big the water is. Running from big waves won’t help, it only makes you fall off your surf board. πŸ˜‰

    But, there is a time for everything [turn turn turn]
    And I have to agree with Matt, the context is a little vague here and as such is difficult to comment on.
    If one wants to swim, someone needs to be present to teach before jumping into the water. Else, it might be a matter of drowning alone.

    LX – making kids learn to swim [even kids who are scared] is probably a good thing. Teh earlier they learn to swim the earlier it stops them drowning in an amergency situation. In fact, teaching kids when they are REALLY young usually is easy as the kid has no fear of the water. The fear comes on later … so perhaps it was that the kids were trying to learn AFTER they had been ready and now it was a thing to fear.
    I don’t like pushing people into doing things, but somedays people do need to reach beyond their comfort zone in order to reach new boundaries.
    [Which is what I believe the point of this post was about. Going beyond ones comfort zone to face a scarey challenge].

    Though, I think the expression ‘Taking the Bull by the horns’ might cover the thought today.

    Swimming is a lot of fun [except when I get harpooned … but that’s another story]. Everyone should learn to swim, it’s a skill that can save lives. [Especially if they go white water rafing with me]. πŸ˜‰

    WOW! Your comment is longer than my whole post. LOL
    Thanks, Dabs. πŸ™‚

    Btw, I’ll go white water rafting with you one day. πŸ˜›

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