Is Fear Real? [20-0037]

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that fear is an illusion, that it is all in our minds and that we should ignore it or rise above it. However, is this truly wise counsel? The physiological experience of fear feels very real when it happens—and all of us know what that experience is like. Similarly, when we experience joy or sadness or anger, we also have physiological responses that feel very real. So where do we get this idea of fear—and by extension, all of the other emotions—as being an illusion? In this episode, we tackle this very question in some detail. Listen in, and find some hope in the conclusion we come to.

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