I read a note today, about fear.
Why do we feel fear, and how do we get over it?
I thought, fear is meant to be faced. We must confront our fears and diminish it.
But why were we ever scared in the first place?
It’s a warning signal, right? Like pain?
Chemicals in your brain are telling you to be afraid. And to run away.
Because you’ve been hurt before.
And it’s scary.
The rationality in fear is protection.
It is about protecting oneself.
Mostly from pain, but also undesirable consequences.
I mean, that makes sense.
You run from those things you fear.
But then there’s fear of the unknown.
How does that make sense?
It’s stupid right?
Being scared of something when, really, there shouldn’t be anything to be scared of.
Rather, the object of your fear is non-existent.
All made up in your head.
The mind is a funny thing.