If you have ever watched any Star Trek then you know that the unnamed crew member in the red shirt is always the one who dies.
And I have realized lately that I am afraid of being the red shirt. I am not saying that I think that I am going to die on an alien planet somewhere. I am saying that when things get tough or when something is going on I don't want to be the poor sap who doesn't have a clue and ends up getting shot or blown up or something within the first five seconds. I want to be Captain Kirk, or Spock, or Dr. Mccoy. Because they always know what is going on and they always come out on top.
But, the truth is that it is easier to be the red shirt (up until you die). If you are the red shirt then you don't need to make any hard decisions or face choices that could effect a lot of people, you just follow orders and trundle along in your own little world doing your own little thing and you don't really need to do all that much thinking.
And maybe that is what I am afraid of. That I will take the easy way out. But the problem with that is that in the end the red shirt is always the one that dies.
So I guess the lesson here is not to wear red.....
Or I could go deep with it and say that I am going to do my best to make my life mean something and not take the easy way out.
Whatever works for you.
Have a great weekend everyone!