Fearing For Others

Question: Do humans like fear?

Answer: Fear is an instinctive reaction to danger of losing something (our life, health, material possessions, loved ones, losing out on something…).

We should love fear as it is the strongest motivating factor.

Other animals also fear, it is part of the general survival reflex. But we Humans have the ability to develop fear to a uniquely Human quality.

Instead of only being fearful what we might lose, we could also taste and develop a fear for a loss that unfolds if we do not do what we are supposed to do. This is not like the original, instinctively egocentric, subjective fear.

This new, uniquely Human fear develops when we shift from our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective existence and start sensing life outside of the self.

Then we also start to sense our “shocking”, absolute, irrevocable and irreplaceable responsibility for others, for the closed, fully integrated and interdependent Natural system we exist in. There we also start to understand, comprehend our predetermined cogwheel role in the system seeing what damage we cause to everybody, the whole system by neglecting our role.

This is when this new, altruistic fear, awe start to develop on one hand comprehending the perfection, magnificence of the system while on the other hand seeing that without the most optimal work of our integrated cogwheel the system is harmed and eventually destroyed!


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