Because there are so many ways to distract ourselves. it's ridiculously easy to become numb inside, Numbness lets us avoid things we don't want to look at, but after years of stockpiling, it sucks the breath out of living. So how did we get here? The culprit is fear. We're afraid to face feelings of loneliness, self-loathing, our unresolved emotional pain. How do we turn our lives in another direction? We take the words "I'm fine" out of our vocabulary, push past our pride, and reach for help.