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Trey Thompson

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What do you think of fear? Do we need? Can you take it out of your life?

i believe fear is useless. I believe it slows down your responses to situations lowers confidence, and fogs up the logic of situations.
When you're faced with a threat and you call Mr. Fear do you think he'll help you better than Mr. Willpower.
And just because you don't have fear doesn't you're Mr. Big Stuff,
or Mr. Hotshot. It means you can live more peacefully, not thinking about all the bad things that can happen to you and get ready for them. I don't feed into fear, I repel it.


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    Mar 16 2013: You might enjoy watching the following TED talks Trey:




    What do I think of fear? In the words of a famous person from the past...."The only thing we need to fear is fear itself"

    Do we need it? Yes, we do.....it's a way to stay safe at times.

    Can you take it out of your life? Yes, getting rid of fear is a great undo-it-yourself project. Being overly fearful is damaging to us.

    I like how you said in your introduction that once you learn to let go of fear life is more peaceful. I agree with you.

    Great topic! I hope you enjoy the two talks. The second one is one of my favorites.
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      Mar 16 2013: I think I'll enjoy the talks and then tell what I thought of them
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      Mar 17 2013: I loved the one with Tim Ferris. The one with the woman not as much. This really taught me a lot, and I might be able to apply these ideas in real life.
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        Mar 17 2013: So glad you enjoyed Ferris' talk. I watched it again today.

        At first it seems he's just talking about new experiences.....but at the end of the talk he brings it all together very nicely.
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          Mar 17 2013: It took a turn when he talked about how he almost died in the water.

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