Daily writing prompt
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
– Marie Curie
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to with the Nobel Prize twice, and the first person to win in two different fields. She was a true pioneer of modern physics and chemistry.
I find this particular quote inspiring because it underscores the relationship between ignorance and fear. Said another way, people tend to fear what they don’t understand. But it’s not left at that. I find it inspirational because it’s also a call toward learning and education. We are not doomed to live in fear, particularly now, because we live in a time with unprecedented access to information.