Fear is a bad adviser. Especially so in the matters of the heart. It’s saddening to see people abstain from reaching for their dreams, from following their hearts just because of fear. And usually it’s fear of things that either won’t matter in a couple of months or are not a problem in themselves. Like people working together afraid of opening up to their love – it won’t matter at all in the long run where they met. It will hurt in the long run if they don’t.

But even worse than fear itself is fear coupled with pity. Following their collective advice is a sure recipe for unhappiness.