"IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE THAT MAKES THE WORLD RESPECT YOU, BUT WHAT POWER IT IS THAT STANDS BEHIND YOU" Ben Okri goes on to say that “it is not you the world sees but that power”- (Stolen from popafricana blog)
"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."- Jim Morisson
I think the people I've admired the most were people who were not afraid to " pain out loud"... They were not afraid to be (or at least they didn't show that they were afraid), To admit their insecurities and what they think are flaws, and fears.
Oh yeah did I mention, I really want to travel!! lol