fear

Is it Possible to Live without Fear?

You’ve probably wished it were possible to live without fear. However, fear is a basic human emotion that keeps you safe from danger. Unfortunately, it’s also an emotion that likes to take control. This makes it hard sometimes to tell whether…

Why Do People Lie?

Why do people lie? You’ve probably asked yourself this question at some point in your life. In general, people lie because they’re afraid of what’ll happen if the truth comes out. They don’t want people to know what they did,…

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Water is an absolutely necessary part of life for most living creatures. Not being in frequent contact with it in some way or another is tricky, and a big problem for anyone with aquaphobia, or the fear of water. Aquaphobia is…

Why Do We Like To Experience Fear?

Scary movies continue to gain followers as time goes by. Haunted houses, survival zombies, and scary experiences overall are now more fashionable than ever. And yet, if someone were to ask us why we like to experience fear, we simply…

Being Paralyzed by Fear: Why it Happens

Today, we’ll talk about why we’re paralyzed by fear instead of actively reacting to certain stressful situations. Why do our muscles shut down, keeping us from moving, when the logical thing instead would be to either fight or flight? We…

Enthusiastic People: Traits and Values

Some people are just irresistible. They’re the kind of people you feel completely at ease with, and they never seem to be making much of an effort. The common denominator of these people is enthusiasm. Do you want to be…

Taking Action When You’re Full of Fears

We’ve all had a fear that kept us from taking action. For example, now you may be afraid that your partner will leave you, that you’ll lose your job, or even that you’ll have an accident. And several hidden attitudes…

The Fear of Being Alone

The fear of being alone is inherent to human beings. As social beings, we need to have other people around us to feel fulfilled. In fact, many of our abilities are linked to other people. The bonds you develop with…

Deferred Happiness Syndrome

Deferred happiness syndrome arises as a result of bad time management. This is when you delay your desires time and time again due to various responsibilities that come up in your life. These delays are relentless and come one after…

I Want to Be a Mom, but I’m Afraid

Times have changed so much, and so has our understanding of motherhood. In some ways it has changed for the better, but with those changes come some myths that make some women feel intimidated. Even some women who want children decide…

The Body Language of Fear

Although feeling scared is normal and perfectly valid, there are situations in which making it obvious isn’t in our best interest. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it), the body language of fear may sometimes reveal how we’re feeling…

Fear Will Never Disappear

Thinking about the fact that fear will never disappear can lead to anxiety. Just the thought of it makes your heart beat faster. It’s something natural or, at least, understandable. Society has taught you to run away from fear instead of facing it. But,…

My Fear of Illness Is Killing Me

Everyone has a fear of illness. It’s one of the most universal fears, related to the fear of death or the fear of madness. A healthy person doesn’t want to die since their self-preservation instinct is intact. But sometimes, this fear of…

Five Wonderful Kenzaburō Ōe Quotes

Many of Kenzaburō Ōe’s quotes are a reflection of his personal tragedies and the terrible things he has witnessed in his life. Kenzaburō Ōe is one of the most important and profound writers of the 20th century. Kenzaburō Ōe was born in a…

How to Deal with Fear According to Buddhism

According to Buddhism, dealing with fear involves dealing with your perceptions. In fact, this philosophy defines fear as an error in perception. Fear stems from fantastical and terrible images that end up taking over your mind. Buddhism also argues that…

The Things You Don’t Name Stop Existing

Where do the nameless fears go? Where does your mind store the emotions that you’ve let go of? How do you deal with the things that bring you pain if you avoid them? Where’s the final resting place of those…

Explosive Anger is a Sign of Something Serious

We’ve all lost our temper at least once in our lives. You know the feeling. Anger takes over your thoughts, your speech, and your actions. You feel out of control. Did you know there’s a physiological reason for feeling that…

Feeling Protected Makes Us Happy

All human beings need protection. Sometimes we’re fragile and feel a deep need to be protected. This is a fundamental need that exists from the time we’re born until the day we die. Feeling protected helps us create healthy attachments with those around…