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What do you fear the most? (List)

 
 
Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 04:08 pm
This below is my list

1) Senility or Alzheimer disease.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 05:45 pm
@Alan McDougall,
1. That my children or grandchildren will come to harm.
2. My car breaks down.
3. I will outlive my money.
4. Slip and fall

I dont obsess about these things, but they are fears.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:02 pm
Fear itself.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:18 pm
@Alan McDougall,
Bees.

I hate bees.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:51 pm
Irrationality of all kinds n forms.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 12 Apr, 2017 07:52 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Is it rational to have a fear of irrationality?
Alan McDougall
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 04:41 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Is it rational to have a fear of irrationality?



You would think that death would top the list of fears?

Extinguish of self is near the top of my list.

Out living my children.

A fear of mine about death, is that I fear dying a terrible slow painful death.
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snood
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 04:50 am
I think people are generally dishonest about their fears, even to themselves. For instance, when they are in a situation where they feel they can be honest, many admit they fear speaking in front of large numbers of people.
ekename
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 04:59 am
@snood,
I fear standing in front of a large crowd of beings I imagine are naked more than I fear standing naked in front of one imaginary being.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 05:16 am
Lists, specifically a list of fears, followed closely by a list of chores
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 05:17 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Bees.

I hate bees.


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snood
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 05:57 am
I fear people with no self-awareness.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 06:01 am
@snood,
snood wrote:

I fear people with no self-awareness.

I fear incorporeal self-awareness AKA the singularity if it chooses to go the Skynet route.
snood
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 06:27 am
@tsarstepan,
I fear snark used to replace honest communication
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 08:47 am
@maxdancona,
Very. Or so it says my personal experience.
Dodging irrational behaviour left n right is an life art.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 08:59 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
I don't believe there is any difference between rational behavior and irrational behavior.

Humans aren't rational (and that includes you and me). In a couple of decades we will be dead and a short time after that no one will remember us any more. That we think that our behavior even matters at all is irrational.

For that matter fear is irrational.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 09:00 am
No fear CAN and often is irrational.
But fear evolved with the purpose of making you aware of danger just like pain did. There is a distinction between panic and an healthy dose of sensible fear. You assume the cliché is simple but it is not.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 09:28 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
Please define the word "rational". Evolved instincts obviously can increase the life expectancy of any organism. That is because the mechanism of evolution is directed by the survival prospects of an oganism (which is quite often correlated with life span). But increased lifespan is not "rationality" is it?

I believe that the concept of "rationality" is made up. Humans invented it to pretend that what they are doing is somehow important in the grand scheme of things. This is is a myth of course. It doesn't mean anything.

Or can you define what "rational" means in a way that doesn't rely on myth (i.e. things that aren't based on provable fact).

The Earth has been around for 5,000,000,000 years. You will be dead in 1 100,000,000th of that no matter how you behave. Keep that in mind when you try to tell me what "rational" means.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 13 Apr, 2017 01:17 pm
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visceral
 
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Reply Fri 14 Apr, 2017 02:50 am
@ekename,
Eke, you have issues......
 

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