False Evaluation About Reality…that’s what fear is, right?
Do we naturally have fear built into us or do we gain it because of others influences? I tend to think it’s the last.
We tell kids not to touch the stove because it’s hot…and kids still touch it and get a little burned. Most children that do this don’t end up ‘fearing’ the stove, they just learn not to touch it and those are two different things entirely.
The one thing I was honestly fearing about this ride was crossing the Mackinac bridge.
The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot-long bridge is the world’s 22nd-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere.Wikipedia
I’ve crossed it twice before in a SUV and was white knuckled the whole way across.
I was supposed to cross it the day before but because I had a small gas tank issue I was held back a day…the weather was also bad and windy.
When I awoke on Wednesday morning it was brisk out but sunny and not windy.
I crossed the bridge!!!
Sometimes one needs to just suck it up and realize that fear is just a False Evaluation About Reality…that being smart about how to handle the ride will get you over the bridge and onward in your journey.