Sunday, September 24, 2006

Neutralization of Fear

What was Man’s first big discovery? No, not the wheel, that came much later. Fire? No, that wasn’t a discovery, fire existed by itself, Man didn’t have to discover it. But, you are close, it has something to do with fire. It was when Man discovered that he could control fire and use it for his own needs and he was no longer afraid of it. That’s called neutralization of fear.

It’s when you choose to do something irrespective of the outcome. The outcome may mean loss, pain and heartbreak but you still go ahead and do it because you are happy doing it and you couldn’t care less about the result.

What is trust? Is it from within or without? When you trust someone, who is more important in that decision? You, or that someone? Would you trust a robber, a murderer, a rapist, or your ex-wife?

Have you neutralized your fear yet?

I am reminded of a scene from one of the serials on TV some time back when a lawyer who’s representing a rape victim tells her,

“I don’t know whether going on the stand is a good or bad idea, whether we’ll win or lose, but I know for certain that you won’t regret it.”

They lose the case but she doesn’t regret it. (“I am glad I spoke out”)

I am glad I spoke out.

P.S. One should give the devil his due. Parts of this post are extracts from a talk given by a guy called Shiva on Sat during an outbound training program.

P.P.S. I still haven’t gotten around to hosting my audio files as yet. Luckily, I still have a Silk Route song to share this week here. C’mon, forgive the video quality and neutralize your fear!

8 comments:

Kusum Rohra said...

Er, mez wondering what triggered this post :)

Kusum Rohra said...

And I heard this clip some 3 times :D Do you realise you pronouce the word Batton main a little differently :) Very cute.

Kusum Rohra said...

Make it 10 times and still counting. Just for the way you pronounce duniya ki _Batton_ main :D

This is my favourite from all your songs, you have uploaded till now D:

dazedandconfused said...

hmmm...and here I was wondering what had I written to deserve three comments.

What triggerred this post, is of course, like I mentioned, the outbound training program and lack of post-able ideas.

And er...thanks, I am not keeping good rhythm on this song, that explains the stupid way I sing 'baaton main', i guess. I had sung this a awhile back and I think I have improved considerably now on the same song...

Anonymous Coward said...

MD, LM, S-J, Shaily, 420: Neutralize your fear and *you* could answer them.

Kusum Rohra said...

Hey who are you to call it stupid!!! I liked it :P

Aravind Cadambi said...

Am sure you're convinced about no D&C now Mr. Kurur.

Kurur said...

Of course I am convinced! I had seen it coming all along. I am the soothsayer!