The Shortform
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The Shortform

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Chronic Avoidance And its Discontents

We can spend our whole lives moving backward not forwards. The cliche of every moment is a chance to step toward growth or retreat to safety is true.

I have spent the great majority of my life avoiding things I don’t want to do. It has caused me untold misery. Didn’t tell the woman of my dreams how I felt, check. Didn’t start my own business for fear of upsetting my boss and colleagues, check.

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