Ever been in a situation where you are scared over one thing or the other? But when it is sometimes examined, you get to realize that you have been scared for the wrong reasons.
Most people get scared of the slightest thing that touches them, others are scared of failure and end up not taking risk because they had come to a conclusion on how things would turn out par adventure they give their fears a trial.
Take for example, a child is dropped off at school by his parent. During lunch time, his classmates all step out to play shortly after lunch. A game is then chosen to be played by everyone of them. This child on the other hand, lacks confidence in himself and prefers to remain on his own. No matter how much he is teased or bullied by his mates, he would still not step out of his shell. Which at the long run, limits him from so many opportunities surrounding him.
But a child who believes in seizing every opportunity that comes his way, moves higher in life than his peers. He becomes an influential person as he grows. His achievements and intelligence are highly recognised in the society.
A funny situation once happened. It was between 2000-2002. My mum had a provision store close to the house where she sold things. It was our duty to help out in setting-up the chairs and tables as well as tidy up the surrounding of the store every morning during weekdays before heading to our various destinations. Most of us had school to go to while others had work to go to.
On a fateful day, my elder sister, two of my cousins and I left the house for the shop as early as 6am in the morning. To unlock the store’s door, one of us has to go through the back, unlock the door, step in and walk to the front door and unlock for others to go in. My sister always preferred going through the back to unlock the door, while the rest of us waited up front.
She unlocked the door when she got to the back of the store. Stepped in and locked the door behind her. While we waited for the front door to be opened, we suddenly heard her screaming, “leave me o, leave me o, what did I do to you?” She repeated the same words about 2-3 times. Suddenly, she rushed to the front door and was struggling to unlock the door.
One of my Cousins quickly ran to the door amidst fear. He kept trying to prevent the door from being opened. Struggling started between my sister and my cousin. She on her part, kept trying to open the door, while my cousin prevented it from being open. My other cousin and I both stood watching, without moving an inch. I kept wondering deep down how it could be possible for someone go into the store without breaking the locks and still remain. I actually found it had to believe anyone was in there with her.
The struggling still persisted between the both of them. But unfortunately for my cousin, my sister was able to overpower him. Immediately he realized he couldn’t continue with the struggkes any longer, he turned around and ran away as fast as he could. He kept a close eye and watching from afar.
When my sister stepped out the store, we all went in to check who was in the store harassing her. To our amazement, we found no one. She had been arguing with her shadow all along. My cousin and I couldn’t stop ourselves from laughing because the drama was just too much. She also laughed hard at herself. My Cousin who ran away noticed no stranger came out of the store and we were all laughing. He had but no choice than to return back to the store. I laughed so hard on that day and also gisted my friends in school.
Till date, when I try to recollect any funny situation I had encountered. This particular situation, always comes to mind. In order to cut my story short, I would rather ask this question. Why do we get scared of the unknown, even when we are not certain there is something out there?
It is well known to save one’s life first and then ask questions later. If you agree with, you would know it doesn’t apply to all situations. We make mistakes by creating fear in our hearts even when there is no reason to be scared.