I actually have a “success” fear. Not a fear of success, really, (I love success, its what I’m reaching for with this strip actually) but more of a “careful what you wish for” kind of thing. To gain what you always thought you wanted and then to realize you’ve given up on everything that is really important to get it. Kind of like what Mark says in panel two. I often think about things I’d love to see happen (awards given, syndicates falling all over themselves to publish OUTNUMBERED, etc.) and try and picture it without my wife and kids there. It sure doesn’t mean anything then. It really makes me happy and content where I am. (Who needs the syndicates, right?)
I think I had two conversations going in my head just now.