Stop flailing. You’ll draw too much attention. Start failing.

As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive. – Daniel Dennett, Philosopher

To a lesser extent, it’s like that feeling I get walking through a store full of crystal and china. I think suddenly I’ll start flailing my arms around and break everything. Aaahhhh what have I done!

Story time.

Over 15 years ago (!!!) I developed a fear of running out of air after losing the ability to breath during a supposedly simple, yet botched, routine medical procedure. This fear essentially put the kabbash on scuba diving for me, something I enjoyed doing.

End of story time (it was a short story).

So, naturally we planned yet another vacation to Grand Cayman, a popular scuba destination. Hmmm. I wrote about failed scuba training  three years ago yet hear I was again.What to do?

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