Right up front I am going to tell you I am not afraid of much. When I was cooking I was always around heat and sharp knives. I was never afraid of being burned or cut. I used to tell my co-workers being afraid would work on your nerves, which would in turn cause you to do something wrong. That is simple fear, though, and I am actually talking about more complex issues with fear. I am not afraid of the dark nor do I fear the ultimate end.
I fear not the living of life, I fear not of death
I fear not your damnation, nor do I fear your shame
I beg not for your salvation, nor do I beg your accolades
I beg not a life spent alone, nor do I beg for your affection
I fear pains I may have caused, the loneliness they’ll reap
I fear lost love of the loved ones I’ll forever keep
I have heard it said before, and it woke me up to realization. That the biggest fear men have is we will spend our years alone. Not so much physically to say, but emotionally.