Tag Archives: fear

Enslaved

Most of the men I see for counselling acknowledge fear or anxiety as their least-controlled emotion. They see this as a personal problem but of course it isn’t; it’s environmental, structural, political. The chief difficulty with fear is that it turns men into slaves.

Born to run

The thing to which we cling most tightly is our identity. Now our personal identity is micronic, a puff of spore. Eckhart Tolle calls it the dash between two dates on a headstone. But we fear losing it.  Being good boys—conditioned and conventionalized—we hit the ground running in a race to acquire as much as possible, so help us God.

“In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”