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What does fear represent in the social space?

Do you remember this fearless hero? Then he was marginalized by those around him and considered stupid or unfit for the rules of society. So he goes in search of these feelings and gets tested in the forest where supernatural beings surprise him but don’t scare him yet. Since he did not feel any danger, he could not be content with this experience nor be immersed in his surroundings. Later, when he meets a young woman he falls in love with, he trembles with fear.

Usually in stories, the next hero feels fear, accepts these feelings, overcomes the obstacle he represents, and has courage. But here we note above all that the absence of fear distances him from the social group. But what does fear represent in the social space? Can fear be considered a condition of solidarity? To union in the group and as a limitation of individual freedom? How do we explain that these so-called negative feelings are here recognized as a virtue that the hero must absolutely acquire?

This fear is special because it pertains to the social group’s founding value system and beliefs. Fortunately, thanks to the shivers of fear after feeling love, the hero regains his humanity. An encounter with this little girl involves an association that immediately connects with the fear of loss with the restoration of strength and color to all things. The fear of this hero is very different from the fear that paralyzes societies today. Tales, through their function, encourage cohesion within the group and also warn against any excessive authority.

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Folk wisdom, for its part, seeks analogy in everything: if fear is an essential emotion necessary for the survival of man and the development of his sensibility, it loses all virtues when it is exploited in favor of any power. within societies.

Then our hero follows a path that allows him to know the fear that is the breath of life, to regain his humanity, without losing the freedom that is the basis of the individual.

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French abroad for 25 years, Frederick Streiff He is a graduate in Psychology and a Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistics. Now based in Auckland, New Zealand, she offers her clients active listening and a non-judgmental space every afternoon to express themselves, step back, let go, and release, discovering different perspectives and emotional awareness.

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