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What I want most in life is to be able to look back and say there wasnt anything I regret no chances I didnt take and nothing I passed up Life is to short to be spent asking yourself what if What if I had tried harder done more been better There are many things beyond our control that keep us from our dreams but fear is the worst and we bring it upon ourselves Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary describes fear as A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil or the apprehension of impending danger Fear can hold you in a grip so tight you feel as though there is no way to escape it but overcoming it gives a gratifying sense of triumph and pride Life is a journey and full of scary things but there is no breaking new ground without leaving the beaten path This was the theme of the movie Strictly Ballroom It was best described by a character in the movie when she said A life lived in fear is a life half lived To live your life in conformity is to keep yourself from your full potential The main character in this movie was a dancer who wanted to show the world what he could do but was told since he was a child to do what the world said he should Had he given in to his fear of going against what was considered the correct way he never would have made a difference The woman in the film helped him to realize that he could be more then what others wanted for him By doing things his way he made his mark on the world of ballroom dancing and achieved his dream of becoming a champion He broke free of the mold and so over came his fear People fear many things and of these the most common is failure
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