I grew up under this fear mongering mentality. Always take the safe route. Never take chances. Stay put. Don’t rock the boat or disturb the status quo. And if I did, there was always someone waiting in the wings to tell me “I told you so.” There is likely nothing more destructive than knowing the people you love the most don’t have your back and believe you can’t. And when you fall in your face, they are all to quick to rub salt in the wound.