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  1. Every time we have to make a decision,fear plays a part.At the back of our mind,we always have this fear of making the wrong decision.I wonder what it would truly mean if we can be rid of this fear?Now that in itself is a scary thought…….


    1. @rahminaik: We fear the loss of fear? 🙂 Now, that’s an interesting thought.

      I must add though, that the loss of fear is not the same thing as indifference. For example, I have stage fright and a deep-rooted fear of speaking in public. Over the years, I’ve learnt to deal with it. It’s not that the fast breathing/butterflies-in-stomach feeling has gone completely. It just doesn’t stop me in panic and keep me from doing what I need to do. On the contrary, it helps me stay alert and deliver better. I think that example holds true for most other things as well.

  2. I can’t help but wonder what prompted the (presumably male) to mention your lack of fear. It seemed just a little bit as if ‘he'(?) was surprised. That said: there’s plenty females I’m afraid of too …

    1. @petrujviljoen: Looking back at this particular male (yes!), I think it might have had to do with the fact that he was an extremely scared person himself. I think it astonished him to see someone with less fear. Also, his thinking was rooted in a very old-world patriarchal system so it was a double whammy for him to find a woman being less scared than he was, of the same things.

      And oh yes, of course, our world is full of success stories of the fear device used by the patriarchal system. Bad women bosses, tyrant mothers-in-laws, cruel mothers, bitchy ‘best friends’ are all women living their lives out through fear.