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Old 07-06-2018, 10:14 PM   #34
Firewand
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Originally Posted by Seeingithowitis View Post
You are confusing fight or flight with fear. Also, fear is not a survival mechanism. Fear is a control mechanism.
On the contrary, fear is very much part of our survival mechanism. That's why it's one of the most powerful of human emotions. You're viewing it from a completely twisted and inverted viewpoint.

Fear is a completely natural and primal instinct within all of us, that serves to warn us of danger. It keeps us alive, because only a fool wouldn't jump out of the water after learning there's a 15ft saltwater croc swimming towards you.
Adrenaline then kicks in to motivate you into action. I.e, to get the fuck out of the water sharpish. Nothing makes us more uncomfortable in life than fear. Sometimes for good reason.

The manipulation of fear for the purpose of control, which is what you're talking about, or rather trying to twist and distort the real meaning of, is something entirely different altogether. For example, people in many parts of the World now fear speaking the truth, through fear of being imprisoned for so called ''hate speech.'' Which I'll add is something that you yourself unashamedly supported. Hypocrite.
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