Long story short: humans are scared when we don’t know what’s going on, when we’re not with pretty people, actually just when we’re alone, when children are being weird, when religion is being weird, spiders anything, snakes anything, when its dark, when someone responds in a way we’re not expecting, and when we have to speak in front of a moderately sized crowd. Man that absolutely sucks. It makes sense though, during this Halloween season you’ll find yourself getting scared at the silliest things. And then you’ll realize, you’re basically always scared.
How do you avoid getting terrified? Well according to our resident psychologist...you don’t. All of what makes us fearful are things that have been pounded into us after thousands and thousands of years of betting wrong. The man who doesn’t fear the dark? Yeah he’s dead, leaving all of the fearful individuals to replicate. Natural selection and evolution at it’s finest! And so, the next time you’re scared shitless during a horror game, remember, you’re only alive right now because you have those fears. Embrace them. But seriously, avoid public speaking.
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