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124: Fear and Being Afraid

124: Fear and Being Afraid

September 27, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike and Bennett discuss the difference between fear and being afraid.  Fear is a natural response to something trying to kill you.  Fear is an emotion that is primarily felt when encountering  a threat or danger. This is in response to a stimulus occurring that is seen as a threat to life, health, status, power, or anything that is held valuable.

Being afraid can be defined as feeling fear or being filled with apprehension. It is a way to express one’s dread of a certain thing or situation. This could be triggered as a result of certain situations such as a threat to life, health, wealth, status, or anything else that is considered as valuable to you.

The Difference Between Fear and Being Afraid

The argument here is simple. Fear is a physical response to a threat.  Being afraid is allowing that fear or ego or even pride to inhibit forward action. We don’t commonly encounter many life threatening situations in the modern world.  For the most part food, water and shelter are pretty much taken care of.  We live in an unnatural world dealing with fabricated situations using the tools we were naturally given.  

Fear kills more dreams that failure ever will!

True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.

-Norman Schwarzkopf

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.

-Henry Ford

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