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To survive! There are things that we need to fear. I'm not walking into the lion cage at my local zoo!

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Unrelated, but...
Hi adhd! Long time no see, or play!
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Tons! But all of it is a teeny tiny bit boring....
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I totally get it hahaha
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I blame pain, emotional and physical, they can't predict the outcome, they arent in there normal pace of life.

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If we didnt, we'd all be dead

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I have come to the conclusion that fear is basically an intense feeling of inadequacy. But that is only my opinion. lol
You fear because you feel at a disadvantage.

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I never herd it put that way it makes sense
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Fear when kept in check can be quite useful. It helps to keep us safe. For example, without fear, we would not know that we need to protect ourselves from danger.

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It's human survival instinct to fear. It's like your body anticipates and perceives some sort of "war" is going to happen where your safety might be compromised. It teaches us to be humble and respect everything around us.

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That's a great answer! Primal, modern and more...star!
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thanks happy person! :)
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Lol!
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He always gives great answers ! Now if he would follow my advice a become a psychologist for a living, he could help even more people!!! A_ _ _ _, you should do it in the future!
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Don't say if the blanks ate right or wrong -trying to keep you anonymous !!!
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Haha.. yeah maybe.I'd love to try that. Just yeah.. mmmm bit late now. I can't stop with my job. Though yeah, It's fun and stuff.

err.. what I mean is Thanks :) haha
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Because of me
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its designed to provoke us into fight/fleeing in life or death situations.

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Keep us alive

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Fear gives you reason to avoid dangerous situations. But it can be disproportionate to the situation, also, if the person has learned to have an unreasonable fear.

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"The only thing to fear, is fear itself" Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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that doesn't answer my question
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Sorry, how's this.
Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull away from it and usually hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible. Some psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that there is only a small set of basic or innate emotions and that fear is one of them. This hypothesized set includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished from the emotion anxiety, which typically occurs without any certain or immediate external threat.
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so what if you have some kind of madness in your head and you don't feel fear?
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There are people that don't know fear, babies, todlers, old people with dimentia.
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That is a great quote! It is especially poignant given the context. Star!
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Great answer and comments hippy!
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Thank you Happy and Sincerity, I DO have my moments.(just not too often)
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Excellent !
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Sounds good to me Roosevelt was very smart
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I am a God-fearing man. He keeps me safe all the time and if there is something I can't figure out myself. I ask Him.

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I'm Lutheran and even I question what they tell us but you sound like one of those hard core religious nuts?
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You can never go wrong with God on your side He has helped me threw plenty fears .
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see I can't completely believe that, how is he like the eternal everything? like nobody can prove so I cannot 100% believe it, like there are so many other gods and a refuse to believe that the Christian one is the only one, it just isn't possible, there are loads of other gods, not any one runs the whole show
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justbored

so far, I know no fear

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unless you're a psychopath you know some kind of fear I guarantee it
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nope. I have yet to see or experence something that scared me
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Get to know me.
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no.
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Aaron, you're too much fun!
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So you would...
1. Walk into a den of poisonous snakes.
2. Set yourself on fire.
3. Eat rat poison
4. Hammer a nail into your hands
5. Not be afraid you'd miss your dying pet
6. Enjoy prison the rest of your life
7. Not care if someone pushed you out of a plane with no chute .
8. Not worry if your legs got cut off by a train and you'd never walk again
9. Not be afraid if you found your whole family murdered
10. Enjoy a pack of wild dogs tearing up your live body???
EVERYONE has their own source of fear, even a psychopath .
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Aaron.... Be nice to my dear friend Sincerity!
Sincerity.... Ride my dear friend Aaron all over this site. He's fun. Tease the tar out of him! I'll join in! We could create a new hobby..... Hmmmm?
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All I said was that I have yet to encounter something that scared me. if I was about to walk into a den of poisonus snakes, i'd probably be scared out of my mind, but considering that it never happened, I can't really say that I'm scared of it.
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I was just playing with silly words and teasing. It was all meant to sound extremely silly. I'm sorry Aaron. :-( I need to remember that many people on here don't know me and how silly I can get.
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Fear is evolution's way of saying "Hey, buddy, I wouldn't do that s#!t if I was you."

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Fear is an excellent motivator, it increases your adrenaline level which improves your senses and reflexes, it allows your brain to focus on the situation at hand. The trick is learning how to control it, if you don't it can cause you to panic, when this happens you become a worthless sniffling meatbag and your chances of survival begin to drop rapidly. Enlist fear as an ally, don't allow it to become an enemy.

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Sounds cool to me
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With out fear, we would not have survived.

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its one of those natural functions God made us with

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Fear could be guilt for our evil ways .Or lack of trust in God .A conscious condemning you .Or you believing you deserve demise and will get it .Fear is lack of love love casts out fear.

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Boldness comes with knowing God is on your side no matter if the out come is favorable for you or not .
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even though I'm technically Christian, I don't 100% believe all the stuff they tell us, but apparently you're not supposed to question it, the church hates that for some reason
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Fear could be unwarranted and be caused by an evil presence creating fear in your life .Theres fear of death because your consiouse bares witness against you and you know your fate .It could be a phobia that is there to cripple you and stop you from living and keep you in chains wich means your really being controlled by some thing that has over powered you .You want to be bold sting fearless brave do things when you are afraid .If your afraid of the dark face your fear sleep with the lights off .Theres a reason you don't feel safe find out what it is and concur it.Dont let it grow in to some thing worse .Practice not being afraid .Of any thing .No matter the out come you will respect your self more and be able to depend on your self and have great confidance.Fear =Bondage.
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while that is great advice, I didn't ask this question based on a personal problem, I was just curious as to why the emotion of fear exists, but I can think of a few places I can apply this stuff you've told me so thanks
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