What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia – something that resists rapid change.
It’s good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it.
It would absolutely suck if you paid a few bucks for a book only to find that on the first page it said, ‘Once upon a time they all lived happily ever after’ and the rest of the book was blank.
There’s no such thing as ‘facts of life’. Only standing theories that haven’t been disproved as of yet.
Being able to write an idea down succinctly doesn’t make that idea any better than one which rambles on a bit. It just comes to the point sooner.