This is so true! It is much more valuable to enjoy and actually live your life than it is to play it safe. As a teen, I wanted to go for runs around my neighborhood by myself. It is still a very safe neighborhood in rural Pennsylvania. Yet, my parents acted as if going for a run as a young girl was a very risky decision. I would only be allowed to go if I wore a little fanny pack with my phone around my waist. I understand wanting to protect your children, but my point is that, as women, we are taught from a young age to fear stepping outside the house. I have to convince myself that what I want to do is more important to me than fearing being attacked simply because I’m a woman. It is a shame that these attacks do happen. And, statistically, there are a lot of terrible things that can happen to you at any given time. Yet we still ride in cars and eat unhealthy food. There is always something a person can fear. However, we must not let fear stop us from living.