I don’t believe in coincidences. Earlier this week I had an email conversation with a friend that ended up in discussion about fear (I forget how it began). He saw fear as the opposite of greed; I saw fear giving rise to greed.
Then, later, my family hiked a glacier to climb Whistler Peak (“Via Ferrata”). Two days later, my kids stepped off a bridge more than 160 feet above an engorged river.
Standing on the bridge, watching my children fling themselves off into the air, I thought of a line from a post I’d written just a few weeks ago: “I had been inspired in small ways to live a life that would always push against the limits of my own fears.” As powerful as it is to push against your own limits, nothing beats watching your kids learn to do the same.