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Uncertainty Produces Anxiety

Anything that we do has an amount of risk attached to it, and we seem okay with it as long as the risk is measurable and acceptable. If we are able to do a cost-benefit analysis of the risks, we can take a call.

When the risk we are taking is unknown, and the uncertainty is above the threshold of information, beliefs and knowledge, then our animalistic instincts kick in, and any blind belief, no matter how absurd, is hedged against the risk which is now unacceptable.

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How To Live With Uncertainty: Showing Up

Just by doing the basics right, and just showing up with an intention towards positive action can help us with making life more certain.

Your chances of running a few miles, and getting the much needed exercise will increase when you get up in the morning and wear your tracksuit/joggi...

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Extreme Uncertainty: The Effects

Too much uncertainty is a fertile ground for all kinds of anxiety issues and other mental disorders, as our future itself feels like a threat.

Even if we do not become mentally unstable due to this fear of the unknown, it affects our decision-making skills, work performanc...

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The Fear Of The Unknown

The Fear Of The Unknown

One of humanity’s greatest psychological weaknesses is the fear of the unknown. The ongoing pandemic has perfectly illustrated what people do and how they react when faced with the abyss of uncertainty.

People tend to hold on tightly to their beliefs and assumptions to tak...

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How To Live With Uncertainty: Being Creative

  • Getting creative is a way to be comfortable with anxiety.
  • Building something from scratch, even if it is just an attempt at painting something on a blank canvas, requires a strength to work with the unknown.
  • A creative life full of deep dives into the unknown is more of a...

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Certainty Is An Illusion

We create schedules, routines and habits to build an illusion of certainty, linearity and an expected order of events and circumstances.

Governments, religions and institutions know this mental need of certainty and create an illusion of stability in peoples minds by providing them with ru...

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Certainty: The Known Devil

On a larger scale, extreme uncertainty makes society cling towards authority, corruption, and makes them less tolerant of alternative viewpoints.

Many people would want to obey an all-powerful religious or political figure, if it means less uncertainty, even if they are oppressed.

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How To Live With Uncertainty: Have Bad Experiences

We all need a dose of uncertainty in our lives, to boost our immunity. Just like being exposed to certain bacteria and viruses provides our body with the strength and know-how to fight with other viruses.

Escaping from unpleasant, uncomfortable or challenging situations makes us weak, and ...

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How To Live With Uncertainty: Compounding Habits

To deal with uncertainty we need to handle well all that is in our control.

Building habits and routines that stabilize us helps counterbalance all the uncertainty that is around us. This includes changing our environment to help us accomplish our goals.

Example: Not having choc...

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How To Live With Uncertainty: Being Creative

  • Getting creative is a way to be comfortable with anxiety.
  • Building something from scratch, even if it is just an attempt at painting something on a blank canvas, requires a strength to work with the unknown.
  • A creative life full of deep dives into the unknown is more of a...

Extreme Uncertainty: The Effects

Too much uncertainty is a fertile ground for all kinds of anxiety issues and other mental disorders, as our future itself feels like a threat.

Even if we do not become mentally unstable due to this fear of the unknown, it affects our decision-making skills, work performanc...

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