I love this observation, JE. At some level we all probably know this but dammit, we don’t like change. The only true relationship we have is with ourselves, and while we can all sagely nod at this at a superficial level, in practice it by god means embracing losses as you say, we shift and morph into something new. Those who work diligently to keep us the way we were are not our friends, those who whistle and clap from the sidelines and beam at our evolving selves are. And we return the favor. Thanks for your thoughts.