Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Life Forces - Chapter 4 - Fear

  As we approach Halloween, it is only appropriate that we talk about Fear, another basic emotion.  Once a year in particular, some of us feed on Fear, probably for the rush or the high of the sensation.  Secondary emotions are horror, and Nervousness.  I suppose that Fear is a tool of our instinct for self-preservation, a necessary part of our make-up.  We need Fear to prevent us from taking unnecessary risk.  It is interesting that Fear can be used for entertainment, i.e. horror movies and can also be used for ulterior motives during criminal activities. 
  Besides the fear of physical harm, there is also fear that affects our mental health, whether it be mental abuse or the fear of wondering where the next meal is coming from.  Fear can be derived from a myriad of reasons related to stress and worry and the loss of a sense of well-being.
  This is getting depressing, I think it is time for some chocolate!

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. - Aristotle

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