Daily Prompt –
How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now? (Thanks, Nique Lektra, for inspiring this prompt!)
If I’m incapable of feeling fear, life would be very weird. I may enter a house on fire to save someone, catch a live cobra, jump off a high story building, and play dangerous games.
I’ll not feel fear of death, loneliness, sickness, poverty, hunger, old age, powerlessness, committing crime, sin, everything which normal beings are afraid of. Seems nice, no? No fear of darkness, cyclone, any disaster.
Wouldn’t it be an abnormal life because fear is a mechanism brain is empowered for survival?
Fear is that part of subconscious that makes you careful, reasonable and logical. It safeguards you from many disasters or committing crime or getting hurt.
Is being incapable of feeling fear same as fearlessness?
In my opinion feeling fear, then trying to overcome it and be brave is better than being incapable of feeling fear.
sketch by Raja Mukherjee