The industrial economy traded object for object. If you had a car and I had a boat, trading would mean that you had a boat and I had a car.
Fear of the unknown, often related to a person’s perception of the future, is always weighed against the events in the present and the past. The mental tug-of-war is between continuing what you are doing in the present for the same results, or trying something radically different for a risk of failing. There’s always a trade-off between consistency and potential virality.
Your work, art, creativity, passion, and dreams are expressions of your identity. They do not reign as your identity, but are merely expressions of it.
Doing a backflip will draw attention from everyone around you. People will watch your feat, wishing they were able to perform such a stunt.