Our life is made up of defying limits and challenging ourselves. We continue to push ourselves and each other to do our best and achieve what we didn't think was possible. However, there are those moments when we realise that something is too much for us - we accept our limits.
Everything around us is controlled by our limits. We have limits in how far we adventure from our home. We have limits about who we talk to and how we talk to them. We have limits in regards to what we will do and what we won't do.
Recently, I am finding out that sky diving tends to be where people will draw the line in terms of what they will not do. My friend Webster will sky dive almost every day, however, when I discuss even the concept of jumping out of a perfectly good plane with some of my family members or friends, they show that this is a limit that they have accepted and are not willing to push it. They show that they have no desire to jump out of a plane at great heights, and they are okay with this limitation in their life. They understand that they will never feel the thrill of free falling from a great height, only to be slowed down by a parachute. This is a limitation that people are willing to accept.
Just because we can't do everything doesn't mean we are a failure or worthless, it means that we understand our limitations and know when we can and can't push them. We should not feel ashamed or upset that we cannot do something in our lifetime due to our limits. Whether our morals, fears or past experiences shape our reasons for not being able to defy our limits, we have to come to realise that this is ok and the people around us need to do the same.