As the common saying goes: “if you do not use it- you will lose it”. The same sense applies in all the ways that you’ve distanced your body from nature. If you do not expose yourself to perceivably life-threatening situations, then your body loses its ability to process stress productively. If you do not expose yourself to the cold, your body loses its ability to rapidly generate heat. And if you do not expose your body to hunger, then it loses the ability to process your fat storage into energy. Thus, chronic anxiety, poor immune health, and obesity plague first-world economies.
At this point, I entered into business with something to prove. I needed to convince myself that I was worth something, that I could produce value for this world, and that I had what it took to run a successful business. I wanted to look my fears, doubts, and insecurities in the eyes and tell them to fuck off.