Good Fear, Bad Fear

Good fear bad fear

Good fear: fear which keeps you alive. For example my fear of dying if texting while driving, or walking on the street while texting.

Bad fear: fear of social chastisement which prevents me from pursuing my artistic and creative passions in life.

Good fears are mostly physiological; fear of a potentially early death, or permanent disfigurement (Nassim Taleb). Bad fears as mostly pertaining to how you live your life— your lifestyle choices, your artistic modes of self expression, etc.

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By ERIC KIM

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