Coward! Coward!

Coward! Coward!Get outOf your shell.Better, throw awayThat stupid shell.Coward! Coward!Stop thinkingWay too much.You know it's nothing moreThan another excuse.Coward! Coward!You're okayThe way you are.So why be shyOr try to change?Coward! Coward!Don't let them decideFor yourself.You've been gifted withA brain of your own.Coward! Coward!Don't let me call youThis name again.So show me finallyWho you really are!

Embarrassment

Do you know why we feel embarrassed? It's because we weigh someone else's opinion more than our own. We acknowledge that they know it better than us. We submit to them. Should we? I spent a large part of my life worrying about what others think of me. Maybe they did think those very things [...]