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    That's a valid point.

    For example, I fear death, but to completely get rid of that... it'd be too easy to end up reckless and careless with your own life and the lives of those around you.
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    I think in most situations fear can be a very useful thing. I mean as long as it's not a phobia, like if their's a man on the street following you. You are probably going to be weirded out even a little afraid. Even if he doesn't mean any harm, you don't know, I mean he could just be walking in the same direction as you. You are either going to go into a store, because if something does happen there is guaranteed another person or hold tighter to you possesions and walk faster. Also if a guy is given me weird eyes I'm going to be scared. This whole you shouldn't be afraid of people thing, is kinda dumb I mean people get mugged and pick pocketed.

    Now my fear of public speaking is a phobia and it goes beyond the logical use of it.
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    fear is supposed to be evolutionary in basis because those who knew what to be afraid of tended to have a better chance of survival- that's why it's so common for people to be afraid of heights, snakes, spiders, the dark and other things that could be dangerous


    of course I probably would have died as a primitive human- no fear of actual dangerous things, but a horrible fear of large leaved plants, which I could have eaten for survival!
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    fear is supposed to be evolutionary in basis because those who knew what to be afraid of tended to have a better chance of survival- that's why it's so common for people to be afraid of heights, snakes, spiders, the dark and other things that could be dangerous


    of course I probably would have died as a primitive human- no fear of actual dangerous things, but a horrible fear of large leaved plants, which I could have eaten for survival!
    Who knows the plant could be poisoned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I wonder if at some level fears serve a purpose. If we could eradicate all fears, would that really be something we would want to do?
    Quote Originally Posted by arcticangel02 View Post
    That's a valid point.

    For example, I fear death, but to completely get rid of that... it'd be too easy to end up reckless and careless with your own life and the lives of those around you.
    Agreed.

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