Hi, nowadays i think about fear and its relevance to action. Fear is usually considered as something to be negated, authorities use fear to paralyze people, we do not resist because we fear etc. While rightness of this line of thinking seems to be obvious, i started to approach to the question of fear differently: we do not fear enough. Or we do not fear in a correct way. Because considering the ecological crisis, possible economic crisises, most people around me do not do anything about these problems. What i mean by "do" is not like hardcore revolutionary action, for instance i started to learn self-defence because, well, you never know. But having the (false) belief that future is gonna be same as today, relieve people from doing anything or preparing themselves, or canalize their efforts to feel-good actions. I fear that terrible things can happen to me and to my loved ones so i want to be prepared. Of course political action can also cause harsh consequences, but fear of these consequences can also lead to tactical and strategical awareness.
In short i started to think that instead of getting rid of the fear, i try to canalize it to increase my potential while avoiding its paranoid side. Any thoughts on the things i said so far?
Oh and let us not forget that according to Hobbes fear is what led people to action and make the social contract to raise the leviathan, maybe it is the fear of its consequences that can also motivate people to undo it x)