For stuntman Shayan Safar, fear is an essential ingredient to living a full life. It is an emotion to be embraced and utilized, rather than avoided. I had a chance to chat with him recently about his journey into stunts, how he deals with fear, and how it can be used as a vehicle for growth.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus Seems like simple advice at a glance. However, if on a closer read this quote appears somewhat paradoxical to you, that’s because it is. Epicurus cautions us first to …
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Fear is not your enemy. It’s an uncomfortable emotion, to be sure, but a useful one. Our species has relied on fear for a very long time to survive. But, it can be used for more than that. Used deliberately and creatively, fear can be a tool to help you thrive.