You don't know me, but this is bullshit. Take responsibility for yourself. The world can be a horrible, harsh place, but that is something we have to deal with here which can not be an excuse to stop trying. Take responsibility for your works which have already gained acclaim. Don't be afraid. Don't be angry. The body is only here to serve others. Remember this: Life on earth does not get better by the abandonment of good works.
One with an esoteric point of view would say of history, "good works have been utterly destroyed by those who were afraid of them." Take a look, is this the fate of truth here?
You need to protect what is True. You need to serve others. Who are you? What have you come here to do?
Your friends are here. But not all whom you call your friends are good. Your true friend could be a stranger to you. How are you serving them?
This is how we should live in the world. The whole world is our responsibility. To back down from it out of fear of the loss of the Ego is wrong. That is worse that physical death. You can physically die, that would be okay. A dead body doesn't have to take responsibility for the world. Not even for itself. It starts to rot and smell like shit. When someone doesn't take responsibility for their work while they can, it starts to stink like shit. So much less for the theory of evolution.
Art IS communication. This message board is the ONLY avenue of communication for the art and artist Jeff Mangum. Do you realize that there are many thousands of people whom, if they wish to communicate something to the art or artist of Neutral Milk Hotel, must go through a group of vile miniature thugs whom spit and shit more than they speak, with little or no hope of receiving the finished communication with so much as a "hello" or "thank you" from you? I repeat, this is Bullshit. Take responsibility for what legitimately ("officially") holds your name.
Stop relying on your friends for your safety and security in the world. All of that comes from within. If it is your friends that run this message board than they are Evil and they are no good. You should have nothing to do with people without inner morality... that have poor communication skills. Your heart and the world around you are one and the same. Guard both equally.
Do something about it.