Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. If anything - it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear. You have to take chances. You have to know when to let go and know when to hold on with everything you've got, and that's what makes us who we are. Taking risks - that's living, being too scared even to try; that's just a waste. We all make a lot of mistakes, but we shouldn't regret things. Because at least we didn't spend a life standing outside, wondering what living would be like.
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."