One of the most profound ideas I ever encountered was the thought we are all insecure and that we all want to be loved.

Exceptions exist, obviously, but you’re so right that we aren’t alone in our feelings of fear.

I would add, after a lifetime of distilling fear into productivity, that the process can be exhausting. Sometimes, learning to let go is so valuable.

But take that from a man pushing 60 who still can’t sleep in on weekends!

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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