Jumping back to the Cheese book for a minute... one of the big questions, the Writings on the Wall, is:
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
...I would join the YMCA and take classes, without thinking of how silly I look
...I would grow a vegetable garden
...I would buy a swim suit (haven't had one in almost 10 years)
...I would sing more
...I would go out more
...I would seriously look for another job... like actually put out resumes
...I would throw a big party
...I would go to bed before 11
...I would tell people things I'm bottling up because I'm afraid they'll be mad at me.
If I weren't afraid, I would stop being afraid of looking stupid.