We’re all scared of something, whether it’s snakes, rejection or a wild boar attack. NPR’s Invisibilia podcast takes a look why we fear things, how we deal with it, and in the end offers up a formula to keep in mind the next time you’re afraid of doing something.
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Invisibilia goes into a bunch of the reasons why we have fear, before eventually landing on the story of Jason Comely, who struggles with a pretty intense fear of rejection. He came up with a simple little formula to help him deal with his fear:
Fear = Thinking + Time. Take either one of those things away, thinking or time, and you cannot get fear.
Obviously, it’s not a foolproof magic formula that will help you get over anything, but it’s a great reminder when you find yourself overwhelmed by fear. Check out the whole Invisibilia podcast for more insights.