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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Therapeutic Tuesday : Brave by Sara Bareilles

I've realized we haven't have any of these Tuesday post for a while now, what with all the screenings and all (again, thank you Nuffnang so much for the premiere screening tix!) and I had to make room for the reviews the day after the screening so that people could get some reviews on the movie before they actually went for the movie itself. And that is why I had to postpone these Tuesday post for quite some time already.

But let's catch up on our feel good song moment. Sometimes in life, be it professional or personal, there are just those moments that you wish it you could speak up your mind, be bold, and courageous enough to act upon your instinct. However, fear and shame always got the best of us, and we cower in our pants, too afraid to face the possible outcome and risk humiliation.

What we need is someone there to push us, to guide us and give us that support for us to kick-jump what we have long to do/say. That someone who is going to be your confidante, your shining  beacon of hope, or if that's too over-emphasizing, someone who will be there to help you stand up, after a fall. But it all comes down and boils down to yourself. 

You need to be BRAVE to face all the harshness of this world. You need to be BRAVE to stand up for yourself. You need to be BRAVE to pursue your dream. You need to be BRAVE to shrug off all the hateful things people throw at you. You need to be BRAVE to be YOURSELF, and mostly believing in your own self.

This pop-rock song was co-written by Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff from the band Fun. Inspired by her closed friend's struggle with coming out, she worked with Jack to write this song which encourages people to be brave. Though Jack describes the song as a "real civil rights anthem". In an interview, Sara thinks, "there's so much honor and integrity and beauty in being able to be who you are, and it's important to be brave because by doing that you also give others permission to do the same."