Sunday Poser # 98

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What does it mean to live boldly?

I have to confess that I’ve borrowed this question from the WP month long prompts in January, Bloganuary!

My interpretation of this question is how we live a life that is true to our ideals. When I was younger, I didn’t dare to openly state my opinions or to insist that I’d spend my life according to how I think right. But age gave me the confidence to do so.

I now follow not only my principles but also my desires. If I want to do something and others don’t agree with me, I still go ahead and do it. Like going with my friends to Turkey! It was a first and I really enjoyed going with my friends, instead of family. Needless to say, I would never do anything immoral or harmful to me or mine. That’s not my definition of living a bold life!

What are your thoughts about this? Do you live your life boldly?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



60 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 98

  1. Do you live your life boldly?

    Since the childhood, I have been taught to be a good person. So, I was/am obedient through out my life.

    However, my decisions are often bold.

    For example, taking admission in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to study my favourite subjects.

    The university is nearly 1000 KMs away from my hometown, causing a serious problem in COVID-19 lockdowns.

    I don’t believe in showoff. But I prefer to be bold in serious matters.

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  2. When I was young and younger, I sort of had to shut about about this stuff because I was working for bosses who might personally approve my beliefs and goals, but they had nothing to do with my work environment. It was STRONGLY recommended that your keep you private thoughts private at work. It’s not that I feel braver now. It’s more that my salary isn’t riding on my willingness to keep my thoughts private. If retirement did nothing else for me, it did let me stop hiding for most of my waking life.

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  3. Well said, Sadje.
    I was brought up to always be careful not to hurt anyone by my words or deeds. It was not always possible when I was growing up but I tried. At times, holding back what I needed to say or do. But never compromising my beliefs or principles.
    As I have aged, I say and do when I need to in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings and without compromising my beliefs and principles. If someone’s feelings are hurt, I apologize and if they allow me explain, I do.

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  4. I tried to think of what the opposite would be and I suppose it would be living meakly…? I guess living boldly, to me, would perhaps be living without so much fear. If I were to live more boldly, I would say what I think more often, go up and talk to a handsome stranger without fear of rejection or being met with derision or disgust. I’m working on it.

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  5. Excellent response and question, Sadje. I believe to live boldly is to live each day being true to our authentic self, to create possibility and workability in the world, even when others try to stop you, and to love fiercely.

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  6. I think living boldly is about taking risks. About stepping out of your comfort zone and daring to do what you always wanted to do. I also think we’re programmed as kids not to take risks.

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  7. Great example of living boldy. Have to say that having kids put a drastic halt on me living badly so I raised them boldy. Without fear of what others thought. I wanted my kids to be everything that I am and then some. Now they are helping me catch up to them. Rewarding!!

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  8. I did a bold thing a few years ago – going to the first Carrot Ranch Writers gathering.
    I was delighted to meet Charli and other bloggers from the Ranch.

    Like you, being bold does not have to be associated with being ‘bad’.
    Learning and living are good things especially when one reaches a ‘certain’ age 😉

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      1. Just like opinions, the are ‘just’. Not right or wrong… just how they are interpreted.

        Politics in general isn’t bad – but sometimes the people in charge over think and try to bend the existing agreed apon rules that are supposed to help the majority.

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  9. Bravo for going to turkey with your friends. I used to live boldly, until I got married. Due to my husbands mentality and my lack of friends, I don’t have much adventure. I still dream of traveling with friends and going on a road trip and having fun.

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