A fear mindset is not healthy. You process everything in scarcity, worry, and unease.
If I skateboard down this street, everybody will look at me weird, and I fear the judgement of strangers.
If I text this person again, they might not reply because they’re busy, and I fear their rejection.
I must buy all these snacks because I fear they won’t need me there, so I’m making my contribution.
I must purge food from my body, because I fear people don’t like me, so I must be good looking for them.
I’m learning how to recognize the culture of fear that’s lived in my head for so long, and to say get out.