The Human Library based out of Denmark lets people check out “interactive books” for half an hour–but the words are coming from humans that volunteer to tell their tales.
Readers peruse the library catalog and select an experience to hear about–Child Of The Holocaust Survivors, The Gypsy Tale, Iraq War Veteran, and Orphanage Boy, are examples of story titles offered.
With library card in hand, readers are led to a discussion area to meet their book and hear the tale, cover to cover.
Exit Door disguised as bookcase in Alzheimers Ward
William Utermohlen’s self portraits throughout the progression of his Alzheimers
By Chad Howse
A pussy can live life in avoidance of ideas he doesn’t agree with, things he finds too difficult to attempt, places that scare him, ventures that frighten him. (Read This: You Know You’re a Pussy If…)
You clearly can’t.
You want to live.
A life of avoidance isn’t living. It’s awaiting death while avoiding life.
Life truly is both brutal and exciting. You have to work brutally hard, but you also have to attempt to do things that scare you.
Fear is a wonderful thing. It’s more than thrill. Thrill is jumping from a cliff. Fear is going after a goal that you know you can very likely fail at. Fear is going to a new land you’re not certain is safe or even logical to visit. Fear hits your soul, it also helps it grow stronger.
The more fear you can face the more life you’ll live, and that should be what most of us attempt while we’re here, to live ambitiously, daringly, and dangerously.
The things that scare us should act as guides to, not from. (Read This: Let Fear Guide You)
They should be stars guiding our journey through life.
You’re not a pussy, even if you’ve lived like one up until now, it just takes a moment, a decision made in strength to start the habit of becoming a warrior, a man.
Make that decision now.
What is it that you’re scared to do but you’ve always wanted to try?
Think of 5 things. Do one now.
This isn’t a matter of ‘being successful’, but of living. This facing fear is addictive. Once you do it a few times you’ll never want to return to your old ways.