I am so pulling this out of left field, but, this thought just occurred to me when co-worker Matthew (Mattchew is what I call him) and I were discussing public speaking and how neither of us are scared of it and how for some people it’s one of the scariest (right up there with fear of bridges. Didja know it’s called Gephysrophobia?) of all phobias. I’ve been scared shitless to sing in public to the point of panic attacks, but, I’m a little better about that now. Talking? Pshht. Piece o’cake.
There have been a few times I’ve had to speak in public in my life and none of those times has ever freaked me out. Why, the first time I ever spoke publicly in front of an audience was in 1976 at my First Grade Bicentennial program. This is what I said…ahem…
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau .
I honestly had no clue what what I was saying meant. I also didn’t know until about 5 minutes ago where the quote came from.
A little Sista Trivia for this hot, August, Friday afternoon.