“Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”.
What is fear?
Fear to loose your life and fear to anything that may cause it (person, animal, earthquake, flood…) are primary sources of fear. When we Express our fears we say “I am scared of…”, “I have a fear of…” or “I am frightened of…”.
The most common way to deal with fear is by escaping from or avoiding the dangerous situation, as long as it is possible. If this is not possible, fear encourages us to face the danger. We are in front of the classic fight or fly situation, as seen by Darwin, so that a functional response aims to protect the person.
Extract from the book Universe of emotions.