Roller coasters are made to be exciting by being made to be scary. If you never ride one, you’ll only ever know the fear and you will never get to feel the excitement that bubbles to the top of your throat right before you go over the big drop. I guess it’s a matter of opinion as to whether it’s better to live comfortably in fear or to run head first into it. But I don’t think you can know until you at least try.
“Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.”—Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine (via stay-ocean-minded)