Followers, Fans, Bloggerhood, Lend Me Your Fears

Everyday I run into to family and friends – on and off line – and everyday I give the same answer, “Business is good. Absolutely insane, but good.” I’m sure you can guess the question or something close enough.  Then it dawned on me as I was having a smoke break (I know, I know) that this daily interaction would be much more interesting and beneficial with the veil of common chatter removed.

Imagine if we lived in a world where instead of asking…

“How’s business?”

we asked each other…

“What are you afraid of today?”

Right now I’m afraid of my own potential.  As confusing as that sounds, the possibility of immense success terrifies me sometimes.  I even think that it directly hinders my progress in some sort of unconscious way.

I’m afraid of death and the possibility that once my time has come there will be nothing but nothingness.  I’ve had quite a few close friends and family pass away in the last 10 years and I hate it.  Cancer sucks.  Fuck cancer (as I smoke a cigarette).

When was the last time you actually sat down, without distractions, and conversed with your inner self about fear?  Up until 5 minutes ago, it has been a few weeks for me.  And though I don’t feel much better emotionally, it’s nice know I just typed it out for the world to see.

Your fears is what I want to see below in the comment box.  I don’t care if you’ve never commented on a blog before, put in a name and spit it out.  Don’t think about it too much, just go with the first thoughts that enter your head.

Do it.



(Shakespeare anyone?)