Do fears ever keep you from doing the things you want to do? The dance floor seemed immense. Everybody was either out on the dance floor or sitting at one of the tables, laughing and having a good time. Except me. After half an hour of misery, I sat down beside a girl I didn't even know and blurted, "This is the first dance I've ever been to and I'm terrified!" Looking back, I suppose my reaction was natural. I was in completely unfamiliar surroundings among people I didn't know. And I was afraid to dance, since I'd never done it before. Still, I can't help thinking that I would handle the situation a little more gracefully today, if I were confronted with a similar set of strange surroundings and people. I think I'd show a little more courage.
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