Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Having wordly discussions with Mama makes me think about individual words quite often now. So when I was watching Lage Raho Munnabhai the other day, this scene caught my attention.

The word is "fear". The thing that begins in our mind with "what if...".

Why do we fear?


Updated: December 28, 2009

  • It is because sometimes we are afraid to lose what we have... our people, our freedom, our comfort, our material happiness, our possessions, etc.

  • It is because we are too comfortable in the given situation and the new change seems impossible thus prevents us from moving forward.

  • It is because our thoughts are influenced by someone else, we trust the fears of people around us and go along with believing them. If 9 out of 10 people said I could learn how to ride a bike, I might. If 1 out of 10 people said I could NOT learn how to ride a bike, I will never. Of course, this is if and when I listen to this one person.

  • It is because we don't know what future is going to bring, there is the fear of unknown. It is easy to be doubtful and it is difficult to trust, specially when there is no or less familiarity. We have imaginary fears.

  • And then there is fear of death, above all.

    chinmai said...

    because we want to be superhumans who dont do any mistakes...if we do mistakes others may rate us bad..

    Kanan said...

    Chinmai, isn't that almost the opposite then? If we feel we should be able to control, then fear is just making us weaker than we actually are....
    I'm still thinking about this one.

    chinmai said...

    yeah that is .. but we try to show wat we are not..and inturn show who we are... :) complex..

    Kanan said...

    Wow, Chinmai, that is so deep! what you just said...