Fear can be many things... some rational, some not. Take water for example – there is a very good reason that I should be apprehensive of water… but I don’t constantly fear it. I use it all the time *sly smile* but uh, yeah – if I’m dealing with some bad guy and someone turns a hose on? Then it could be argued that I might fear the consequences… because y’know… dying is not quite what I would have planned while dealing with a bad guy.
Actually that’s another big on, isn’t it? Lotsa people fear death… they may not see that there are fates worse than death. Y'know, something like Ekhart's pods... being conscious in one of those things... aware and yet stuck, unable to do anything.
There's a wise old little green guy who once said that fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. … makes sense, doesn't it?
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