Tag Archives: Fear

Defending the right to be afraid-to be very afraid.

When you want to shut someone up, concoct the lethal mixture of fear and the future, and put the burden of proof on your opponent, which is to say, you prove me wrong, when in fact the burden of proof is logically on the person trying to persuade you. Continue reading

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Terror is a story infection

Despite two wars, billions of dollars spent on Homeland Security, and even with no repeat terror attack in the nation, why are we still so scared? Because we don’t understand Terror. Terror is a story infection of fear, and we have allowed ourselves to choose a future more shaped by our fears than by our faith in our resilience. Something seems awry with our problem-solution view of the world. We badly need some new kinds of stories. Continue reading

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