I love this. “You have to refuse to be limited by the fears of others.” This struck a chord with me, and I’m sure a lot of people will be able to relate. I’m pretty open about my job with most people, but still carry that fear of being rejected by my parents so I live with that every day. I tell myself it’s for their good, and that telling them what I do would be purely selfish. And while it hurts me not to be 100% honest and real with them, I think it would hurt them if I was. It’s a constant battle of trying to figure out whether my well being is more important than someone else’s sensitivities. Or, you know, the fears of others. Thank you for writing this.