Tuesday, March 3, 2009
At our last meeting for Fear, we discussed the idea of a main character sitting center, stagnant, in fear of moving, the fear of life. This fear of life is explored through fears of death. This "character" is tricked, manipulated, persuaded to engage in tangible and abstract activities which all eventually lead to his demise. We want these fears to be planted in our own experiences and imagined dreads; the fears we overcome to prevent ourselves from hiding in a hole in seclusion. We thought a good way to approach this to vary experiences was to first find outlines for fears of death. I had talked about the idea that all fears lead to the fear of death. We thought this was a good beginning point to generate stories. So I pose that in the comments of this post that anyone can create what I will now refer to as Fearisms. Fearisms are kind of like syllogisms that lead all fears to death. I acknowledge that these are purely based on opinion and that one fear may lead to another fear in one person's case but not in another. This is also with the knowledge that fear of death, in itself, may actually stem from another fear, perhaps of the unknown, or fear of hell, or fear of their own transgressions. So to start it off here is one that I worked out:
Fear Of Success
Is the Fear of Maintaining Success
Is the fear of losing personal freedom to overwhelming responsibility
Is the fear of loss of time to pursue non-profit activities that make you happy
Is the fear of the finitude of our time.
Is the fear of Death