Those who promote or stoke fear use ancient control tactics, and for what? Are they themselves afraid and want to share their emotion? Do they enjoy being afraid and wish to inspire others in a commonality of tension? A man once told me he enjoyed being angry. I wanted to ask why but didn't and have wondered since what might prompt feelings of pleasure from an emotion that is so unpleasant for me. I've wondered if anger is a derivative of fear. Is fear the first emotion that arises when something disturbs the status quo? I have used my most recent blog title, "Fortune Tellers on the Payroll", before, in 2016. Then, as now, I contested the predilection of some people to stoke fear by posting predictions of danger, even disaster, ahead. Why? Does fear of the future tempt a person, group of people, or world to predict the most threatening outcome of any current situation? Might we also be tempted to steer our lives into the very futures we fear? Is it possible that we can meet whatever future with fortitude, courage, and the determination to learn and grow from whatever happens, and to inspire others similarly? My life is a question. I have no answers.
The Power of Fear
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