Alec, I love this piece! You did an amazing job making a profound topic relatable. A lot of disciplines and faiths talk about the concept of handing your power over to external things. I feel like whenever I try to write about this, it sounds like I’m preaching or judging. It’s amazing what our minds can think we need. Change your mind about it, and you don’t need those things anymore. Great piece, thank you for writing it!