QUOTES, SPIRITUALITY

Fear: it’s kinda dumb

“It’s okay to be rejected,” he says now. “Not everybody is going to like you. And once you see it in front of you, you can say, ‘Well, that’s kinda dumb.'” Until he was able to do that, however, “it was this bogeyman, this unnamed thing.” His therapist helped by pointing out that the worst possible outcome wasn’t really bad at all. Eric might not get the business, but he would at least have introduced his name. “You’re there because you’re supposed to be there,” Eric came to realize. “It’s not like you’re breaking into somebody’s house.”

– article on fear by Josh Dean, GQ, Nov 2012

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