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21 02, 2017

The Case for Fear

By |2017-02-21T13:52:14-06:00February 21st, 2017|Fellows Blog|1 Comment

Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. . . In humans and animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. . . The fear response serves survival by generating appropriate behavioral responses, so it has been preserved throughout evolution.(Wikipedia)   Our contemporary world view seems to often use the word fear to describe a state of being  as well as juxtapose the notion of love  as its opposite. I find this disconcerting  as if the notion of fear is to be avoided at all cost and the idyllic pursuit of humanity is to live in [...]