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The Love of Fear | The Safety Net

The Love of Fear | The Safety Net

When we get scared, our bodies go into fight, flight, or freeze mode. So if we are in a setting where we get a “safe” fright (like watching a horror film), our brains will quickly evaluate the situation and tell us that we’re free from risk.

Many of us are actually seeking "controlled" fear and suspense, because we know we are safe.

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