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If Xenophobia is pronounced Zenophobia, how would fear of Zeno be pronounced ?
Agreed. Primitive man ran on animal instinct. And still does. Anything new might be a threat to life, home, food, mate or young. It served humans well in the past. Of course, caused killings and wars when there was no threat. And then rulers used it to gain power. Just like today....control.Read a quote from 1984. Man if he didnt call it! Just how things are today. It just ook longer than he predicted.I am so sick of TV ads. If you have ANY illness...they have invented a drug or test for it. Make everyone paranoid. It MIGHT be cancer!!! It can't be gas...has to be a heart attack!The old if it bleeds it leads....dont eat the food, drink that water or breathe that air! That new carpet is offing gases that will kill you! Lead paint MUST be removed. Even tho the lessons of Rome were ignored and many water pipes in the cities are ...LEAD! Did you use baby powder? Saccharin?In the name of profit..corporate ads drive us nuts.
No idea Jim?
Interesting comment, Orzz.
Any fear of the unknown, anyone?
Well Dani I think it's hard to fear the unknown, as the unknown doe's not yet exist. So to fear something that is nothing then the mind is creating a non existent something which in turn has to be an expanse on the word fear itself. At birth fear is not a realized mind set, it's a taught behavior/reaction/thought process etc. Often to be in fear can also be confused by a startled reaction.
really good subject, but thre can be much to decouse about it ...i will try to be short ( sorry if my englist is rusty, i am from romania not good at tipyng, anyway .,..) so first of there is another " force " that manipulate's fear ....you did not metion it ....it is the Army, when that preper men for worr and even before that ....they make shure they get read of the fear of death ...In other ideea ...yes what you say it is troue fear it is the oldest fealing in human raice, but it can be seen as a good thing or as a bad one, it depend's on how we want to see it. And to explin it a bit, fear can kip you safe...and yes humans fear the unknown, exemple ...try spend a night alone in a forest ...absolutly alone ...many have done that ...in the morning some have been find crazy by requers ....some beeng terified by they own shadow ...so fear can be good or bad ....each of us can see it however we want. Glad i read this article of youre. Take care
Thanks for your comment YonikYou've made some good points.The Army...yes..they do represent fear and control as they can use force and shoot us when they are told to.As well as the Police. Now...spending the night in a forest..is a good fear of the unknown..Many people are afraid of the dark...Fear of getting lost..Not knowing what creatures are out there..I had a friend who was like that and who was afraid of shadows and could see things in the trees moving.
if this is true. i have Xenophobia of commitment
Haha Ben..I see your point and logic in what you're saying.However...I'm not talking here about something that doesn't exist., but it can be unknown to us as we have never been in that situation.Like I said above, i had a friend who was afraid of being alone in a forest and getting lost One day she wanted to confront her fear and get out of her comfort zone.She accepted to come with me in an isolated spot and find her way back..alone!My goodness! It was the worst thing that happened to her...in broad day light!
it is not the unknown that causes fear ,,it is the known ,,,,
It's a liberal versus conservative thing. If you love Bowie you're almost certainly a liberal, the strange is alluring and the taboo is a thing to be busted. And I use the term liberal and conservative non-politically. It's complicated when you live in an officially liberal authoritarian state because being liberal is to question everything - especially this.
The reason that the new generation seems liberal is not because it is so, it's because things that seem strange to older people are a new normal to the young. But that new normal is not liberal. The liberal is Bowie the member of the older generation who was anything but normal, the trendsetter who made the new normal what it is not because it was easy but because it was hard.
What's truly liberal is the idea of imperfection. What's the final perfect end state for humanity? The answer is that there isn't one. This is the defence for minority groups, the margins of society, the political opposition, and the children from the poorest homes and dumbest parents. You can never be quite sure. We give ground to these things because they're borderline unstable - which is a good thing.
Dan_777 thank you, and i am really sorry for your friend. O and it is called " Far of the unknownd " beacaouse it is the things that we do not know ...me, you or someone else, yes everithing it is known to someone out there or someone have descoverd everithing, and you may think it is known, but it is not known by everione ....that is why it is called this way and it a scientific term ....so you can see it however you wand the known the unknown ....the feear is the same ....
Rally Orchid?Are you afraid of men?Or the unknown about men?
Ed, can you give an example?
But domestication is protective and therefore illiberal. An infantilised world will raise the age of what we consider grown up. Even as a millennial I pity gen Z for all the things they couldn't enjoy even before the pandemic. It's a lot of pressure to put on kids all this prohibition. It's not just an only child, but it was the last egg in the chamber, too.
The absence of everything else is my explanation for becoming a tranny. Becoming a tranny not just for a giggle, but for all time. Dangerously bored is the new generation the question from them would be. Did you have to get so ridiculously old? All of it. The society as retirement village but with far more police officers. Because that's what old people like to do. Protect what they've got. They are cohesive and they vote to safeguard themselves even where there are no youth to rob them. The numbers of hapless old codgers is record breaking the chances are unlikely that you are the one to be menaced by hooligans, but somehow there'll be more security anyway.
Respected Dan Don't fear of unknown when one don't know about what happening tomorrow. Why to fear.