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An Interview With Fear

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So, today I have a guest.  I am interviewing that emotion we all love to hate: Fear.

Rachael: Mr. Fear why are you always causing so much trouble and causing so many people to give up and to not follow their dreams?

Fear: Now, just wait a minute, there Rachael, I only plant the seeds of doubt and then it is up to you good people to water and cultivate them and I must say, most of you do my best work for me, I am actually quite lazy.

Rachael: But, you must admit you loom fairly large and you like the reputation of being a badass.

Fear: Sure, I love the reputation, but as for “looming large” that is your own doing, I start out small and insignificant, but you all make me seem so important that I start to grow out of control.

Rachael: Can you give an example of that principle?

Fear: Yeah, why not? You have been wanting to publish a book, right?

Rachael: Yes…

Fear: Well, there really is nothing stopping you, but me. And the fear I first planted was not that significant. It was a wimpy, small, unsubstantiated doubt, but you fell for it just the same. Then you, my dear, not I, added to it. You convinced yourself that I was right and not only was I right,  but that I was practically invincible.  So I started to whisper more doubts, all of them small, wimpy, and unfounded, but  when you put them all together they seem to be impossible to overcome.

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Rachael: I am beginning  to see how you operate, very underhanded, I must say.

Fear: Well, if I came right out and said you can’t do it, you may try to prove me wrong, but if I feed off your own insecurities and doubts, that is the best chance I have of taking root in your mind.

Rachael: So, you are a parasite?

Fear: I like to think of it as an opportunist. You give me the opportunity and I run with it.

Rachael:  But, fear you can be a good guy at times, can you not?

Fear: Yes, If I am  kept in reserve for real emergencies or danger ,then I will  help you get out of a bad situation or help you to avoid one all together.

But, you see, I like to be out more than this gives me opportunity  and so, I plant my seeds and whisper my doubts.

I’d liked to be acknowledged 24/7 when possible.

Rachael: Well, Fear, thank you for your candied conversation and I think except for those times of real danger, I am going to work on keeping you in reserve.

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So, how do you handle fear?

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I am me and nobody else. One of a kind just like the rest of the world.

8 thoughts on “An Interview With Fear

  1. Good fun!

    Also – fear? What is this “fear” you speak of? I have never experienced it!

    Well…except for when I see Dolphins. They’re terrifying! With their eyes and their FINS! AAAAAAAAAAAH!

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