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National Live Fearless Day – September 2, 2023

National Live Fearless Day is held every September 2 and urges people to live fearlessly. This day encourages individuals to appreciate the people in their lives that have been there to support them. It also calls for people living without the best or fullest expression of themselves to pursue activities that inspire courage, such as taking a class, learning a new skill, or making a bold career move. We can practice fearlessness every day by being authentic and staying true to our inner selves. But, today is a special day when we focus on ourselves and recommit ourselves to personal growth!

History of National Live Fearless Day

Have you ever been faced with a situation where you found yourself paralyzed with fear? You were frozen in place, unable to act until someone or something shifted the situation, removing the pressure and finally allowing you to go forward with courage. Few of us can claim we have never been afraid of something in our life. Let’s agree on one thing: life is unpredictable, and terrible things happen daily. There’s no way around it, and it’s impossible to predict.

Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, the perception of an enemy, or some personal threat. It is the feeling or state of mind that precedes the fight-or-flight response. Fear can also be a response to pain or discomfort and the unpleasantness of an emotional state such as anxiety. It can have many physical effects: increasing heart rate and muscle tension, quickening breathing, constricting blood vessels, dilating pupils, and accelerating metabolism. Some people experience fear as a painful sensation that results in agitation, while others may feel fear as more of a general discomfort than a particular emotional state.

Landry Champlin created National Live Fearless Day in 2020. The goal is to inspire everyone to face their fears and pursue their dreams. Landry started the movement after seeing countless people around her afraid to pursue their dreams because of fear. She was tired of seeing people living short lives, so she decided to do something about it.

National Live Fearless Day timeline

1920
John B. Watson Does an Experiment

In this study, an 11-month-old boy is conditioned to fear a white rat in the laboratory, and this fear becomes generalized to include other white, furry objects, such as a rabbit, dog, and even a Santa Claus mask with white cotton balls in the beard.

2005
The Top Fears of American Teens

When asked what they feared most, American adolescents report their top 10 fears: terrorist attacks, spiders, death, failure, war, crime or violence, loneliness, the future, and nuclear war.

2016
The Rise of a Beauty Queen

At 14 years old, Landry Champlin conquers her fears and joins the Miss Texas beauty pageant despite having a stuttering problem.

2020
National Live Fearless Day Starts

Champlin starts the movement after seeing countless people around her afraid to pursue their dreams because of fear.

National Live Fearless Day FAQs

Does fearless mean brave?

Fearless means being brave or not scared. An example of fearless is a brave fireman’s attitude when fighting a fire.

Is fearlessness a personality trait?

Yes, it is. Those who have this trait are risk takers who jump into action and face danger without hesitation.

What is the most common fear?

It is social phobia. This includes excessive self-consciousness in social situations and sometimes can be so severe that people avoid certain behaviors, like eating in front of others.

National Live Fearless Day Activities

  1. Make a list

    Make a list of all of the things that scare you. Then, plan how you can conquer each of them one by one.

  2. Read book

    Read a book by an author who overcame obstacles to succeed in their field or made the world a better place through their actions or words. Read books by Maya Angelou, Dr. Seuss, Toni Morrison, or any other author who inspires you.

  3. Post on social media

    Go on social media and post something like "I #LiveFearless because..." or "I'm doing this because..." or "I am going to do this because..." Then, explain why you decided to #LiveFearless for this day.

5 Intriguing Facts About Fear

  1. Fear is not always bad

    It's a natural response to perceived threats and keeps us safe when we're in danger.

  2. Uncertainty abounds

    Fear often starts with uncertainty about what might happen, making us feel vulnerable and unsafe since we can't predict what might happen next.

  3. Different symptoms for everyone

    People who tend to have anxiety disorders often experience fear as an intense feeling that something terrible is about to happen.

  4. Lack of control can trigger fear

    When we feel out of control, this can trigger fear because we don't know what will happen next, making us feel vulnerable.

  5. It will always be part of us

    Fear is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger.

Why We Love National Live Fearless Day

  1. Makes us confront our fears

    It makes us realize and accept that fear is part of life. Fear can be a good thing, it keeps us safe from harm by causing us to be cautious, but it can also paralyze us if we're not careful.

  2. It makes us fearless

    Don't let fear stop you from pursuing what you want in life. It's easy to give up on something when it becomes too difficult or scary.

  3. Honor those living fearlessly

    It is a day to honor those who have faced their fears and live a fearless life. They act as role models to us and help us believe that all is possible.

National Live Fearless Day dates

YearDateDay
2023September 2Saturday
2024September 2Monday
2025September 2Tuesday
2026September 2Wednesday
2027September 2Thursday

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