It's not that I'm unable to do it. It's that I'm not allowed to. No matter what I try, I have to be careful lest I risk punishment from some quarter. The worry squashes me under its weight and prevents me from actually doing things I want or need to do.
Art © 2021 Marvin E. Fuller
These things are set in so early and so deeply in the psyche that it's hard to dig oneself out from under them.