Do You Really Fear People’s Rejection?

In high school, I was dared to ask out this really cute girl. I didn’t have to do it, I really didn’t mind being called a chicken but I was really attracted to her and I didn’t want to miss out.

I remember reading pick-up artist literature to help psych myself up and I started to unconsciously visualize how the interaction would go. When I went up to her I rehearsed what I had been rehearsing in…