Monday, August 10

Tag: Fear

OSCILLATING BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE
Misc

OSCILLATING BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE

For the last few weeks, I have been quite busy watching and reading the news about the Coronavirus. As a result, my lawn and plants in the garden were neglected. So one sunny day, as the weather was enjoyable, I decided to spend some time in the garden. Mithu saw me outside and decided to join me. Mithu is a parrot. Below is the transcript of the chat between myself and Mithu. Mithu: How are you doing? It looks like you have not been looking after these plants. Me: I am a bit stressed these days. To catch a breath of fresh air, I came out. Mithu: Stressed? You do know that it is not good for your health. What is the source of your stress? Me: Coronavirus, due to fear of Coronavirus I have locked myself in, just like the government instructed. I am terrified of meeting my friends an...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC: THE BIG ROLLERCOASTER RIDE
Analysis

BEYOND THE PANDEMIC: THE BIG ROLLERCOASTER RIDE

Accusations, that the Covid-19 virus was engineered and turned into a bioweapon are becoming more vocal now and include the likes of Chinese officials and Professor Francis Boyle, an American human rights lawyer and professor of international law at the University of Illinois. It is becoming apparent now that this virus will solve many pending tasks for those who are behind it. It seems one of the aims of creating this pandemic was to give everyone a big rollercoaster ride. Starting with the fear, as public under the spell of fear will allow the rulers powers to do things which they cannot even envisage using under normal circumstances. I want to make it clear here that the threat of Coronavirus should not be underestimated and I ask all readers to take all precautions necessary to keep...
LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK
Health

LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK

Fear, dogma and loneliness are some of the psychological obstacles that impede our efforts and natural strivings for total rejuvenation. Each one of these entities works in a similar manner, constraining us to firmly remain in our comfort zones. Thus, loneliness is a defence mechanism obscured as a comfort zone. We pay a heavy price for remaining in our comfort zones, it concludes in us restricting ourselves from establishing new social connections and failing to enrich life with our existing social connections. We are led towards forgetting that we can only see the beauty around us whence we are emancipated from the fears that blind us. John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick's book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009) offers a compr...