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    Fear or Love?

    I had so many threads in mind, but I thought of making this my last one for now before I really slow my roll.

    If it really is true that all positive and negative thoughts and emotions boil down to fear and love at the core of them, I'd have to say that fear is still dictating and governing my life most if not all of the time. And as I enter middle age with regrets replaying in my mind occasionally, this particular question is hitting me harder than ever these days.

    I noticed I'm usually with the least amount of fear, or no fear at all when I'm in my comfort zone and where everything is pretty much planned and controlled by myself. However, I still have to force myself to deal with fear as it's needed to just move on and live some type of productive and even normal day to day life.

    I would also say that fear definitely motivates me more than comfort, convenience and even money itself. Pondering about the consequences and punishments of life, and simply how things could go wrong, have also kept me in line and made me think twice while just keeping it moving and me minding my own business and staying out of trouble.

    The older I get, the more I realized that just about everything I do is out of fear. (Well, not literally everything, but at least everything regarding mental health and survival.) Without fear, I'd just give in to just about/almost all of my impulses/urges and not even think about it.

    So as of now, is your life more on the side of fear or love?

    As I haven't mentioned, it's been definitely more on the side of fear, but I still hope to reach a point to where I cross over to the love side of things.

    -I didn't want to bump the thread, but it turns out...-

    If you can even call this a positive, but in some ways it is: Fear of consequences and punishments have kept me in line and prevented me from getting into trouble/more trouble, so that kind of counts as a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Infinity View Post
    So as of now, is your life more on the side of fear or love?
    My life bounces back and forth between the two, but I personally feel that's how life should be. Fear can motivate you just as much as love can so long as you don't let it overwhelm you. I find that nine times out of ten, fear is irrational, so it helps to set limits for yourself in terms of how much control you give it.

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    Immediately thought of Bill Hicks’ speech about fear and love when I saw the thread title.

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    Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

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