I have just finished Graceling by Kristin Cashore and it has blown my mind. Throughout the book, Katsa is trying to overcome the fear of herself. She is afraid of accidentally hurting someone without meaning to do it. She’s afraid of scaring off people when they know who she is and what she’s capable of.
In today’s world, people are in fear of themselves constantly, I think. Some people don’t want to talk about how they are feeling or what they are thinking because they aren’t able to trust many people for fear of getting hurt, just like Katsa. Katsa has trouble when it comes to trust she doesn’t want to tell people too much because she wants to act strong. People who suffer depression or bipolar won’t usually say they have anything wrong with them because they don’t want to scare people away.
People are always judging even if they say they don’t and everyone knows that, so I understand why someone wouldn’t want to tell people what they are going through. They won’t let themselves give in. Some people are so afraid of what they’ll do to someone that they don’t realize what they are doing to themselves. I wish people wouldn’t keep that stuff to themselves, I wish they would go to someone for help. However, I know that this won’t be easy to achieve.