Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fear and probability

I have regularly explored the issue of fear and found that it has a lot to do with our individual amount of experience, lack of control and levels of certainty or probability. When the probabilities of danger are clearly defined and stay within quantifiable reason, I seldom fear much; I can clearly appreciate my maneuvering limits and the margin of success available to me.
When, instead, nothing is well-defined or clearly delineated, uncertainty clouds everything along the way with an improbable outcome, I fear the most. I can live with high-risk stake when I can see the edge of the path but feel ill at ease when it becomes invisible, fuzzy or take the appearance of a moving target...

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