Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

I Wanted To Overcome My Fear of The Deep End

So I signed up for a swimathon

I entered a swimathon. With a goal like that, I would be forced to rise to the occasion, to overcome my fear of deep water. So I thought.

By then I’d had four years of private swimming lessons, at least 120 sessions of instruction and practice, but all in a shallow pool about 1m deep.

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Ex-Doctor, Ex-Catholic, Ex-Muslim. Climate Worrier & Wannabe Climate Warrior. Novelist. Human. Label resistant. https://thefriendlyradicalnextdoor.substack.com/