It can be anything, really . . .
A sense of dread at the thought of standing up in front of a room full of strangers and delivering a speech.
A heavy, sickly feeling that grabs on tight and doesn’t let go whenever you think of that annual performance review or that interview for a new job.
A sense of doubt so severe, it causes you to sweat and second-guess and procrastinate when confronted with a certain nausea-inducing task.
The list can go on and on, scrolling through the virtual pages of our minds, memories, and backstories.
For Mitchell Brant, it’s a sensation of coming up short, a belief that he doesn’t quite measure up as is, inspiring him to lie and tell tall tales about himself. For Ryan Swinton, it’s the possibility that someone won’t laugh at one of his jokes, or that he might inconvenience or…
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