Shakespeare Sunday | 151017

"Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt" From Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt” from the Bard

Before I begin Grammarly wanted to correct the above and remove the commas! Even when it was formatted correctly! 😂 Is there a way to tell a grammar correction application to jog on?

Anyway, let us actually take this in.

Whoever you are, you will have had this. That missed opportunity that you were too scared to take. That gnawing feeling in your gut that tells you to stop, reverse out of it, and run- only to find out if you’d stuck it out a little longer it’d have worked out. Like I always say it’s interesting how there are some elements to Shakey’s work that are timeless- but then again human nature doesn’t really change much.

Something to take away from this, and “Measure for Measure” in general, is that your first instinct isn’t always right. There is another way around the issue that won’t lead you to harm (or in the play’s case eternal damnation). So many things in life are scary and petrifying, but persistence or simply taking a different approach can help you achieve your goal.

As someone who fell in love with a man thousands of miles away, and then moved in with him, the worrisome times can definitely be worth it.

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