Have you ever held yourself back from feel-good emotions even if you knew they were available to you?
I admit I do this regularly. Why?
The reasons are multi-farious, but here are some: I would stand out from the crowd (but Epiphanie, wouldn't that give you greater confidence to influence people?); I have forgotten that I can feel that free/liberated/happy (how could you let yourself do this? What purpose does it serve?); I am under the impression that stepping into (not out of but into) my comfort zone would unsettle other people, leading to unsettling myself...
I often wonder what would happen if I adopted a more bold approach?