In our fear-based need to be first, best, and most, in order to feel good about ourselves,
one would suspect it’s rather foolish of me to ask you to re-read the first five words of this desperately run-on half-marathon sentence. Whew… I know.
It may even be considered insulting of me if, as a courtesy to your eyes, I saved you from having to shift 6 or so lines above (thereby breaking the flow of your reading drone’s tone, I mean, narrator extraordinaire (aren’t we just?)) and put those 5 words like this:
and changed one word—
If we based our need in
we would teach one another to fear not.
Perhaps that is fear’s greatest fear.