“fear of one’s own heart’s desire”

From the fantastic article on Neal Cassady linked in the last post:

On the Road spread its message of Natural Joy – that “life is holy and every moment is precious” – through a late-Fifties America that encouraged in its citizens insidious paranoia, distrust of one’s neighbors (who might be Communist spies or perverts or beatnik drug addicts), and fear of one’s own heart’s desire.