What to do When You Discover You’re Afraid of Everything

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time being afraid of things.

Of course, this fear doesn’t manifest as horror-film-worthy terror, and I (mostly) don’t run down the street screaming, not by a long shot. We’re way more clever than that, me and my fear. We mask it with other, more socially acceptable justifications. For instance…

  • “Oh, I’m not afraid to go to that party. I’m just tired.”
  • “Me? Afraid of asking for a raise? Pfft! Naw, the reason I’m not asking for more money is because they have this policy that disqualifies me…”
  • “Auditions don’t scare me. I’m choosing not to throw my hat in the ring because I’m not the type they want.”

If anything, fear is a master of disguise. And to be completely honest? That pisses me off. And it scared me a little, too (SEE WHAT I MEAN!?).

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