Gapingvoid - embracing fear

One of the examples by Paul Bloom of embracing discomfort is many peoples’ enjoyment is embracing fear through such activities as watching scary movies and participating in adrenalin sports. But fear can also make all sorts of exploring discomfort zones an adrenalin powered rush. Hugh picked up on this perspective in one of his recent posts:

  • · “In the right hands, fear is not a handicap, but an advantage. A tailwind, not a headwind…Fear, when used properly, drives us forward. They say courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to feel the fear and do it anyway. Any good soldier knows this, going into battle.”