The endisnighe! the endisnighe! the endisnighe!
I'm sorry, I thought this was a thread about me.
The psychology of fear, is an awesome look into why we as people, fear things but why we like it so much. Ever wonder why those movies like Jaws or
Friday the 13th do so well. We love to be scared, it gets the adrenaline and the other neurological endorphins flowing.
Ever have a close call? Remember that rush you got when the adrenal gland kicked in? How about the shakes that followed it? Remember the heightened
sense of awareness?
Dread is another emotional response that could be said to cause these type of release of endorphins. Only without the adrenaline release.
I always wondered if these endorphins are addictive.
I remember a movie where an alien injected huge quantities of drugs into the humans and then extracted the endorphins for those drugs. Pretty cool
I am more of a political doomer. Just read through my threads and you will see that-
As for the OP, have you never heard of THE RAPTURE. Or how about the doom of nuclear destruction in the 50's-80's, DUCK AND COVER!
We have been put in the box of fear and doom, since we were children. The boogeyman?
I think your OP should have been much longer and with some external links on the psychology of fear and maybe a few other things.
Doom is not new. It is as old as people themselves are.
Cool discussion by the way, will give you a flag but no star. You should have expanded your OP.
edit to add-The only doom I believe in is the absolute certainty that as people we will always be as stupid as the government that runs things are.
Other then that, maybe a biological warfare agent gets released like in Stephen King's The Stand and wipes out 99.99% of the Earth's population.
Now that one is scary, NO?
[edit on 1/17/2010 by endisnighe]