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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: anxiouswens
And fear wins again.
Here's the thing. If a man with a machete is standing on one side of a bridge, and you the other, fearing him is a waste of neurochemicals. Long fear, extended fear, fearing the wolf before it reaches your door, is a waste of your time, and means that your reaction, if and when something DOES happen, will be less effective.
Fear when something is right on top of you will sharpen your instinct, lend strength to your body to fight (yes, fight, not flight, or hide, but to take your enemy to task). Fear without immediate, mortal threat to ones life, is wasteful, counterproductive, and much worse than all that, it is weak. It achieves nothing positive, while handing victory to those who inspire it in you.
The cleric’s views were so extreme that some worshippers opted to drop out of his services, the police said
damage is done