The Fear Paradox: How Our Obsession with Feeling Secure Imprisons Our Minds and Shapes Our Lives (for Readers of Culture of Fear)
#1 New Release in Evolutionary Psychology and Buddhism ─ Fear, Contemporary Society, and its Consequences For anyone suffering from the global pandemic anxiety surrounding the new coronavirus, comes a long awaited exploration of one of the most powerful and primitive human emotions. A history and culture of fear. Over the last five hundred years, life for the average human being has changed dramatically--plagues no longer wipe out entire families, and no longer do we empty our chamber pots into the street. But, progress in the West has shown that no matter how many dangers we neutralize, new ones emerge. Why? Because our level of fear remains constant. Fear in contemporary society. For years, Dr. Frank Faranda studied a state of fearfulness in his patients--an evolutionary state that relentlessly drove them toward avoidance, alienation, hypercriticism, hyper-control, and eventually, depression and anxiety. He began to wonder what they were afraid of, and how embedded these fears might be in contemporary society. This book aims to break us free from what he found. Fear not. Faranda's Fear Paradox is simple--even though fear has a prime directive to keep us safe and comfortable, it has grown into the single greatest threat to humanity and collective survival. As a consequence, fear is embedded in our culture, creating new dangers and inciting isolation. With global pandemic disruptions and rising anxiety levels, now is the time to shine a light on our deepest fears and examine the society that fear is creating. But fear not--inside, you'll learn about: The fear of pain and the fear of the unknown How fear has driven progress in the West The price paid to eradicate fear If you learned from reading books like Fear , The Culture of Fear , or The Science of Fear ; then The Fear Paradox is your next read. Come on, what are you afraid of?