Fear of knowledge
How many times, we’ve had fear of knowing a result of an analysis or know what meant a certain look?
The knowledge of the fear that we have in these circumstances leads to a behavior of rejection, in the sense that we avoid confrontation with the narrative of events or the experimentation of consequences.
Unpleasant reactions are characterized by anxiety, and when lived intensively can be defined as phobias.
Normally the specific stimulus that causes the reaction can be identified.
What happens when we hear someone say that he is afraid of risking?
Why is it that the fear to explore and to experience presents itself often coated with analytical reasoning?
The dreaded subject often doesn’t have the dangerous qualities expected by the individual. What this means, simply, is that the intensity of the reaction of a person with fear something is disproportionate to the real danger.
Thai is the fear of what might be and what cannot be!
Fear of knowledge, when lived intensively, can be the result of a constraint or a repression.
When we experience anxiety in a particular situation exists the possibility that we experience in future situations and repeatedly. On the other hand thoughts, feelings or emotions, considered unacceptable, can be suppressed and find something that symbolize the fear we show anxiety.
The fear of information (useful data) and knowledge (proper collection of information) is verifiable in many situations of suspected disease, weight increase, financial situation analysis, compliance with obligations, etc. It is easily “solved” by “I don’t know, sorry!”.
But the fear of information or knowledge also arises when we are confronted with chances or opportunities and deny to admit them, taking refuge in our plot structured data security in the past.
Fear of knowledge and wisdom lies at the level of confrontation of our knowledge with others.
Is verifiable when we present our points of view and recognize the need for support from other people for what we say. It is somehow lack of security in the justification of our proposals.
When faced with other opinions or hypotheses of troubleshooting, often refuse to confrontation with the knowledge of others and we closed the door to diversity, to interdisciplinarity and to the ecosystem outside our domain.
And if we find ourselves faced with a wider audience, the fear is of two mantles. On the one hand we are afraid of not having proper knowledge and on the other we fear wisdom of whom is hearing.
Fear is the enemy of creativity and innovation!
“Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. Learn to beat the fear is the beginning of wisdom” – Bertrand Russell
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