Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fear and keeping apart

I had a realization the other day:
Fear has nothing to do with what may happen to us, it's just a mechanism for keeping up apart.

One illustration is how irrational it is. For example I'm afraid of spiders (not much though). No spider has ever harmed me. Another one is fear of terrorism. Almost nobody dies from terrorism compared to traffic and illness.

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