on Helping Writers become Authors:
The First Act of the human experience—roughly the first thirty years—may be thought of as a period of Initiation.
It is a period of integrating the parts of one’s self.
In many ways, it is a period in which the overarching, symbolic antagonist may be thought of as Fear.
We use the arcs of this period to overcome Fear and discover our own empowerment as individuals within the world.