As always I offer these few words of wisdom to live by:
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
This is all you have....This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.
Half the agony of living is waiting.