I Wanna See You BE BRAVE

Sara Bareilles and her song’s capability of waking the bravery in us.

Honestly, I could not explain why the line “I wanna see you be brave” keeps my tears rolling like non-stop. Then every single time it plays, I remember being young, confused and scared and no one was there to tell me “Be Brave”. I wasn’t sure if I was and if I was- going through fear and uncertainty alone may have a different effect. I may have even masked so many of the inferiority and insecurities along that search for courage and bravery.

Our inability to speak up our minds stems from fear of being judged and being misunderstood. These though are deeply rooted from our insecurities and inferiorities of not having substance and of our thoughts being worthless. This may even be because the world can be unforgiving with their judgements and comments of what we should express.

Being brave takes a lot to overcome. Though the sense of freedom to be able to get past or not give an “f” to the words of people who don’t matter in our lives is; golden. Imagining a home, a workplace, a community, a world where people can speak up and not get drowned by all the noises of prejudices. A healthy discussion, and of how our opinions no matter how opposite can still hold a compromise for peace and growth.

I am imagining children and not just my own having someone tell them, “say what you wanna say and be brave”. Not being silenced in the corner and being given their right to express what they think of the world. Because often we adults just assume or mask our decisions to be for their benefits without even asking. They are helpless collaterals of our actions and inactions. From simple decision of throwing our garbage properly to going out and vote for the right leaders of our country.

But at the periphery I can see a glimpse of my mom telling me, “Always be brave”.

Because I want to see her Be Brave.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out.

Honestly, I wanna see you BE BRAVE.


Published by monalisachong

Every one agrees that life is fleeting. And that life is change. It never stays the same. I am a believer of choice, of opportunities embraced and lost, I dictate what happens to me. This makes me hopeful, makes me dream, gives me courage and clears my realm. And I hope to share how change affects my life.

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