Don't Underestimate the Duff

"Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game"
Remember that cheesy quote from the Hillary Duff classic, A Cinderella Story??

Well that little pearl has been on my mind a lot lately... Naturally, since everything Duff says is so thought provoking.

But seriously, is there ever a time when fear should keep you from doing what you want?
I mean, where does self preservation come in?
Or is self preservation just a form of pride? Just people scared of feeling vulnerable or looking foolish?

I think at the end of the day, even if I look like a dumb nugget, I'm heartbroken, and I lose the game, I'd respect myself more, and have less regrets, knowing I gave it an honest shot.

Am I right?!?

But then sometimes I think, "Girl, why did you sit on the porch swing crying your eyes out for him to stay with you?! How embarrassing you dingy! Where did your self preservation instincts go?! Stupid."
Just as a hypothetical, non-specific example....

Im rambling over here. Trying to get my thoughts out so I can fall asleep.
And maybe dream of Chad Michael Murray; prior to the Sophia Bush debacle, of course.

You should most likely ignore this post completely.