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How Fear Works

How Fear Works

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Why do we feel fear?

Why do we feel fear?

Although at first glance it seems like a simple question, there are multiple different factors that all play into the element of fear that drives our actions.

In this thread, I will introduce you to some of the major things that play into the fear that we experience almost on a daily basis.


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The primary way in which fear is utilized is as a primitive survival mechanic. 

In other words, fear is a form of conditioning that humans have developed to protect themselves from danger of any sort.


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Another factor that plays into the fear that we feel is anticipation of bad things potentially happening. 

For example, if you were travelling on a plane for the first time, you would anticipate about how safe the ride is and whether you will land safely and on time.


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In specific situations, fear can also be a form of entertainment and excitement.

From things like rollercoasters to horror movies, the thrill of fear is what leads into the excitement gained from the experience. 


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Fear is one of the most interesting aspects of nature, and it reveals a lot about how primitive and bound to nature humans are.

Although we aren't able to fully conquer it, we are still able to embrace it and maybe even gather some enjoyment out of it.


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Fear is one of the most integral parts of society and has shaped the way that we work together in order to accomplish tasks. Today, I will be discussing the different ways that this reaction can occur.


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