I was watching episode five of Ricky Gervais’ brilliant season two of After Life last night.

In it, they meet a man who can’t see very well and, as a result, had been putting all of his outgoing post in a red dog waste receptacle that looked much like a post box.

As the discussion is ending, Ricky Gervais’ character, Tony, asks him about his relationships.

The man said that he didn’t want to be in a relationship because it might end. The reaction was one of disbelief mixed with sadness as Tony wonders allowed, “Imagine never having a relationship in case it ends.”

I couldn’t help but think, “Imagine never leaving your home in case you die.”

Life is about experience. It’s about feeling, and loving, and thinking, and doing. Our fear of the unknown is completely unnatural and antithetical to the way we naturally live.

It has to stop.