March 12, 2017
For some reason everyone wants to face down the bull in the China Shop or on Wall Street.
The bull is stubborn and when it gets angry, it charges and gores.
So how heroic for the statue of little girl (below on International Women's Day) to be shown standing in front of him defiantly and not afraid.
The truth probably is that we are all afraid in life.
No one wants to get hurt or worse.
The consequences of something really bad happening can be devastating loss--limb, body, mobility, property or even total person.
And actually, the more we have in life, the more we have to (potentially) G-d forbid, lose.
So when you have a spouse, children, a beautiful home, and a good job, that's when you get really, really afraid.
Losing your precious loved ones and everything you've built with G-d's blessing and help can instantaneously be gone in the blink of an eye.
Therefore, be careful before standing in front of a raging bull, you never know when you'll get walloped and bad.
Bravery in the face of danger is noble and praiseworthy when doing true good and confronting evil, but just to be a big mouth or a know-it-all or to strut your stuff, you better forget about it--you've got a lot to lose and it doesn't take much for that bull to charge head on and do you a real big dirty! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal and here with attribution to AP)