There Was Intelligent Life on Medium in 2014

In 2021 everybody fears everything.

Yet day after day they don’t die from their fear.

They don’t need to hide.

Nothing and nobody is really out to get them.

There is joy in fear and you know that.

Why do you like jumping into deep water?

Why do you love making a fast lap on the racetrack on the back of my racing motorcycle?

I’m only making the mild suggestion that you return to living a life. I cannot begin to understand why you all choose to live every day in terror.



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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich


Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages.