eternal-sighs asked: ....I am just so petrified of the future, the unknown, death, the afterlife, the big picture. I'm scared of being a failure and I'm scared of making it big. I don't know why I feel this way and when I ask for advice people give me generic answers like, "You just need to exercise more." I lay awake at night for hours on end, my mind racing, my chest feeling like a black hole. This keeps me from achieving so much. Have you ever felt this way? How do I stop myself from being fearful of life itself?
Write a story wherein everything you fear comes to pass. Then make it worse. Then, keep making it worse. Exhaust all your worst fears on the page. That works for me. Then… if you can actually sell it you’ll really conquer your demons. Eventually, as you write, you’ll even begin to laugh at those terrors. Trust me. It works.
It’s called bopping, and it requires the quadrupedal dexterity of a cheetah. Debatably birthed at some point during the 1970s, the move recently made a resurgence at the hands (feet?) of West Side Chicago teenagers DLow and Lil Kemo, who’ve bopped in multiple rappers’ music videos and even joined Chance the Rapper on stage at Lollapalooza earlier this month.