I have a dear friend who is afraid of everything. Afraid of failure. Afraid of looking stupid, Afraid of being wrong. If I hadn’t known her most of her life, she wouldn’t be my friend, because she’s so afraid of rejection.
She is intelligent, beautiful, talented, loyal, and fun. She’s interesting and insightful. And alone.
The saddest thing is that by remaining isolated to protect herself from the rejection of a few, she has chosen the rejection of all. No one can love her because no one knows her. Only by accepting the risk inherent in life, will she be able to find joy, peace, and love.