Sunday, May 01, 2005

Buying fear

"Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it."
- Les Brown

Fear is the only thing we buy and pay for, then continue to pay for indefinitely, but never receive any benefits from it.

For the most part, all fear is, in some way, a fear of the unknown. Of all the things that people fear, an extremely tiny percentage of them ever come to pass. In fact, fear is often more destructive than what is feared.

Fear depresses the immune system, creates anxiety that sends harmful chemicals through our bodies and keeps us from living a life other than in its shadow.

Fear is hard to cure, but fairly easy to prevent. A TIA program would teach children about fear before they find themselves in its grip, thus giving them the tools to avoid its damage.

Bill Allin
Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems
Learn about how to prevent fear at

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