Why to be afraid?

Why to be afraid? por self improvement 0

Why to be afraid?

One of the biggest defense tools our mind has is the ability of being afraid, an instinctive reaction especially developed to keep us alive in a hostile and potentially lethal environment, Such defense makes us have three possible attitudes: paralysis – search for more information in order to make a decision –, fight – elimination of threat –, or escape – exit of action field. We feel special fear of the unknown, of whatever has no connection to our experiences or our sensitive world, which helped our ancestors think twice before entering the dark cave, but disturbs when we face new routes in our lives, for instance. Therefore, many times, we prefer to get stuck to something relatively bad, but familiar, to search for new alternatives. This mechanism of defense has worked very well while we needed to worry about concrete survival questions; however, with the increasing complexity and subjectivity of our lives, we have brought these mechanisms to areas in which these self-protection sensations are not necessarily applicable. The elementary structures of our brain are constantly alert to shoot almost instant reactions towards what can be considered a threat and whenever we feel fear; our brain understands that it needs a certain reaction in face of similar situations, repeating and reinforcing
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