#752 On Becoming Fearless by Arianna Huffington

On Becoming Fearless by Arianna HuffingtonOn Becoming Fearless by Arianna Huffington

Arianna realized that her daughters were governing their lives by fear and realized that her daughters’ fears were some of the same fears she had dealt with at their age. She wanted her daughters to be fearless, so she wrote this book.

Women have had fears about a lot of things, some of those things don’t even matter in the end.

Arianna’s fighting back against these fears. She wants women to do what’s best for them, and their children. Women should not be afraid of the unknown; something will happen. Women should not be afraid to desire things in life. Women should not be afraid to make their own decisions. Women should not be afraid of their bodies. Arianna also gives strategies for turning those fears off.

What I liked

I like her. I like Arianna. I think she’s got a lot of spunk and, yes, she is certainly fearless. I like that she’s gone out and done all these things. She really does seem like the kind of woman you’d want to be your role model.

I like this idea of not being fearful–this is coming from someone who has been shy and has had anxiety, which is just a lot of fear.

What I didn’t like

I don’t know how sincere Arianna is. Is she the kind of person that would back-bite another woman, calling her fat behind her back, or openly to her face?

While I love a lot of the things Arianna wrote, it’s not so easy to turn off fear. If you’ve been scared of something your whole life, how are you just supposed to quit being afraid of it? It’s hard to turn off such a strong emotion and the connection that goes with it. I like Arianna’s ideas, but it’s not so easy as flipping a switch.

Overall

Try to be a little less fearful in your life.

Weigh in

Do you have fears you’ve carried with you your entire life?

Do you think women have more fears than men?

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