Anticipating, programming, keeping an eye on things, tying things up, tidying up and not letting go too much, so as not to be too loose. Anything to have everything under control, an illusion that in the long run translates into the opposite: depression, anxiety, commitment phobia, hypochondria, obsession, we live in fear. How can we learn to trust ourselves and others, how can we let go of our moorings and go in search of everlasting happiness? Drawing on the reflections of thinkers of the stature of Erich Fromm, Viktor Frankl and Luis Rojas Marcos, Xavier Guix offers a lucid and accessible treatise on fear and freedom. Because if we want to discover the most luminous side of life, we must take flight. To be willing to explore. To lose control. A crucial work in these uncertain times, as revealing as Ekhart Tolle’s The Power of Now was in its day. After all, things happen in life. And they almost happen as we had foreseen.