I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
I took a Fear of Flying class and I always missed the class because I was always flying.
I think there’s a lot projected on beautiful women period. At least maybe this is just my fear but I do sometimes feel dismissed before I’ve even been allowed to participate. I have moments of feeling really wounded. But I am pretty optimistic and I do enjoy a lot of my life.
I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear.
I think ‘Dilbert’ will remain popular as long as employees are frustrated and they fear the consequences of complaining too loudly. ‘Dilbert’ is the designated voice of discontent for the workplace. I never planned it that way. It just happened.
I say let’s go back to a truer use of the word ‘freedom.’ Let’s start with President Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression freedom of worship freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.
I remember looking at the sky and thinking that the universe is so big and it’s all chaos. I call it ‘the dark fear.’ At any moment the dark fear could come in.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up this diminishes fear knowing what must be done does away with fear.
I had a constant fear a constant little doubt in my mind: ‘OK I’m getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.’