2 thoughts on “Fear”

  1. Love this post! I studied fear and emotions in a couple classes in college, and it’s so interesting how many different numbers of “basic emotions” people can come up with… there’s no real consensus there. But fear is always, always on the list. Sci fi explores it with characters like Spock — a fascinating case study because he has the culturally imposed, religion-like reverence of logic, but roughly the same emotional regulation abilities of a human. Vulcans as a species run hot when it comes to emotions, and have embraced logic for that reason, focusing on coming to grips with emotional reactions internally before they become external feeling reactions. They are literally the opposite of emotionless and are just really good at the concept of “Know Thyself,” elevating it to a level that’s up there with spiritual enlightenment. Humans, not so much.

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  2. completed an art journal page today to swap with someone in a FB group. The theme was Norman Rockwell and I chose to depict his Four Freedoms series…Freedom from Fear is one of them and I chose to focus on peace as a possible opposite to fear.

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