no fear of the unknown- only fear of the imagined

Dangerous Risk Adrenaline Suicide by Fear of F...

Dangerous Risk Adrenaline Suicide by Fear of Falling (Photo credit: epSos.de)

On the so-called “fear of the unknown

…Consider that actually there is no such thing as fear of the
unknown, at least literally. I do not recall thinking of this until just now. We only fear our own projection, our own sense of what is known- and it may be “false,” but even agonizing based on false premises is still agonizing, yeah?

There is no false agonizing. There is no false activity and no false letters and no false realities.

We can have an artificial limb, but it is ridiculous to say “here is a false limb.” It may be a fake limb, but there is no such thing as a false anything!

So, we may fear the known- or our own imaginings- but the unknown cannot be feared- we do cannot be afraid of the absence of something, though we can terrify ourselves with our thoughts of the implications of the absence of something. To me, precision in the words makes a huge difference. Otherwise, it’s all nonsense- all empty and meaningless- and one is stuck there.

Actually, we are not even stuck in meaninglessness. To call something meaningless is like calling something false. We can apply any meaning we choose- none are fundamentally any more valid than any other. Context- which includes language- is the source of meaning, not content.

Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Sol...

Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Published on: Nov 11, 2009

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  1. Don’t be Scurred:o) « rbushchronicles Says:

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