"Fear is a physiological and psychological state that literally narrows vision and limits creativity. It narrows your peripheral vision to a tiny percentage of the available input and toggles your options back and forth between two options: fight or flight. Fear makes you stupid. It compartmentalizes every IQ point you have into tiny loops of worst-case scenarios.
Hope and love, on the other hand, expand peripheral vision and network to connections and possibilities only obvious to a relaxed eye."
“Field, Summer” by Susan Abbott