I used to be absolutely Fearless. Unselfconscious. Almost frighteningly so.
I believed there wasn’t a thing in the world I couldn’t do or be. This often resulted in the unfortunate wearing of a Costume in public.
I wanted to be Evel Knievel for the longest time. He was the definition of Awesome. In fact, everything I wanted to be during that time was Awesome. In many ways the late 1970’s-1980’s were a Golden Age of Awesomeness.
If my Inner Child had become all of the things he had Dreamed of, his Resume might look like this (click image to zoom):
OK, I was a weird kid.
Yes, I wanted to be Michael Jackson. Yes, my parents were concerned.
Still, this is the kind of person I need to become again. Someone that lives in the Culture of the Possible.