― “A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.” ~ Rita Mae Brown ∙ I was reading my daily read, 'The Simply Luxurious Life', this morning and I just had to share what Shannon had written. Enjoy! ∙ By Living Defensively: ∙ 1. We live out of fear, not hope and thereby are choosing to run from what we are uncertain of instead of addressing it. ∙ 2. We constantly look for negatives and [...].