Fear

Putting a Name to the Fear

Putting a Name to the Fear “I’m afraid there will be a recession soon.”  No, you’re not. “I’m afraid the stock market will go down.”  No, you’re not. “I’m afraid I will lose my money.”  Close, but no. What does losing money mean? Money is not the thing we want or need.  It is the standard of exchange we use to obtain these things.  I’m not afraid I’ll lose my money.  I’m afraid I won’t be able to feed myself or my family.  I’m afraid I won’t be able to manage my own time.  I’m afraid of losing control over my future. Studies show that the more steps there are between ourselves and a payoff, the more likely we are to cheat.  Let’s say you take a test and get paid based on the number of answers you say get right.  If you are directly paid ($1 per answer, or…

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