Choose to be strong

We all get scared – it’s not much fun, but it’s normal.

On the other hand, because we are humans with large frontal brains, we always have the power to decide how we will behave when that fear occurs.

Do we collapse and lose all control; do we get drunk; do we over-eat for comfort; do we take drugs; do we focus on the fear so much that we have  panic attacks; do we scream at someone else and blame them or do we tell ourselves we are simply victims of our own pathology and there is nothing we can do to save ourselves?

Or, do we decide to be strong, stop collapsing and make ourselves accountable to our future selves?