Some things you need to know about fear

Fear is a primary motivation for a lot of our behaviors.

Sometimes that’s good. Fear is a functional response, and it serves a purpose.

The problem is that fear – this important, built-in alert system— has no off setting. That’s good, because you can’t always predict danger, and you need your alert system to be on when threats arise unexpectedly. (After all, if you know a threat is… Continue reading

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Taking inventory (inputs and outputs)

If you feel like your life is out of control, try this:

Step 1: Take inventory

To understand what is actually happening in your life – which is a step you need to take in order to take control of what is happening in your life – take inventory. Do this first, before you make any changes. Until you take inventory, you don’t know what you need to change… Continue reading

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Research notes: the pursuit of comfort

Topic: the human search (drive, desire) for comfort.

Starting points

  • Comfort-seeking behavior in humans
  • Comfort as a motivation
  • Comfort as related to fear: fear as enabler for survival, then security, then to comfort. How do those things all relate to one another? Diverge from one another?
  • The effect of comfort-seeking
  • Comfort-seeking vs. risk-seeking — is that really a true dichotomy? Because for
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