"And the Law of Natural Selection was powerless to respond to such new technologies. No female of any species, unless, maybe, she was a rhinoceros, could expect to give birth to a baby who was fireproof, bombproof, or bulletproof.
The best that the Law of Natural Selection could come up with. . . was somebody who wasn't afraid of anything, even though there was so much to fear." [Kurt Vonnegut]
There is nothing more tragic than a life unfulfilled, all that promise, love, and joy left to whither and die. The great slayer of all this promise is nothing other than fear, that insidious maelstrom that undercuts faith in our potential. Kurt Vonnegut was correct--none of us is born "fireproof, bombproof, or bulletproof." But when it comes right down to it, every day that you face your fears and tell yourself “my abilities outweigh my doubts”, you are proving that you are a miracle of resiliency.