February 4, 2017 § Leave a comment

For I have to believe that all the feelings that I have descried are not unique to me but common to us all. The sense of failure, the fear of eternal unhappiness, the insecurity, misery, self-disgust and the awful awareness of underachievement that I have described. Are you not prey to all of those things also? I do hope so. I would feel the most conspicuous oddity otherwise. I grant that my moments of “suicidal ideation” and swings of mood may be more extreme and pathological than most have to endure, but otherwise, I am surely describing nothing more than the fears, dreads and neuroses we all share? No? More or less? Mutatis mutandis? All things being equal? Oh, please say yes.

– Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles 

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