Thinking Deep (part 4)

Today, the topic is fear. So… what is fear? Here is an excerpt from an article published by CNN in October:

(CNN)“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff and blow your house down,” calls out the deranged writer Jack Torrance, hunting down his wife and son, in Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 horror movie, “The Shining.” And as he takes a breath, he brings an axe down on the bathroom door and starts to hack away. At the same time you hear Shelly Duvall, who plays his wife, scream from the other side. Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, splits enough of a hole in the door to push his head through. “Here’s Johnny!” 

It is one of the most heart pounding moments in cinema, and while some find watching the movie stressful, others will relish it watching it over and over again. 

Fear is an adaptive behavior that we have to help identify threats. It is an ability that has allowed us as humans to survive predators and natural disasters.

But is fear more than just a reflex that keeps us safe. Fear has adapted, it’s an emotion. It is something that drives us not to do something to keep us safe, but to do something that we do because of other emotions: sadness, anger… maybe even joy.

I know what some of you are thinking: ‘This was inspired by inside out!’ Well, maybe it was….

That’s beside the point.

Anyway, always remember to comment, like, and send me emails!


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