• Michael Dahdal

For God's Sake, Don't Be Fine

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Don’t tell me ‘you’re fine’.

Because the nature of such a response tells me you’re not.

The problem with ‘I’m fine’ is not that you may not be feeling okay.

The problem with ‘I’m fine’ is indifference.

Be sad, be angry, be depressed.

But for God’s sake, don’t be fine.

Because fine means numb and numb is somehow worse.

Life will give you a rollercoaster to ride

A whole spectrum of emotions to contend with

It will give you the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows

Know them. Embrace them.

Because embedded in those experiences is Life itself.

And there is no Life in fine.

In always playing it safe, in playing it down the middle.

There is no Life in mere existence

Because Life indeed calls on you to take a stand,

To face things head on.

To be courageous when afraid

And fearless in the face of danger.