“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

― H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Most of the time, we are afraid of the unknown for most of our lives. 

Starting a conversation with a stranger, getting trapped in an unfamiliar situation, and going to a place for the first time where we have never been all makes us feel scared. 

We’re afraid of initiation; we want others to initiate. We want the other person to start communication.

We want someone else to solve our problems and situations we cannot understand.

We hesitate to go to a place entirely unknown to us and to meet someone we have never met before because we have no idea what’s out there and what could happen if we explore it all by ourselves.

We fear. 

The result could be catastrophic.

Hence. It’s better. Not to take any action.

Unfortunately, this fear of the unknown is the ‘biggest enemy’ in learning and growing, and more than that, living a fulfilled life with ‘complete freedom’ and ‘absolute satisfaction.

Fear is a ‘defense mechanism’ deeply embedded in the human psyche to ‘ensure survival’ at any cost. It protects the ‘individual’ from unfamiliar, unknown, and unavoidable threats that can harm their mind, body, and soul.

But once it exceeds the threshold limit, it becomes a tool of ‘infinite resistance’ and ‘self-sabotage.’ It makes the ‘individual’ paralyzed in her mind. It’s not that there is a real danger out there, but it just becomes a habit to imagine everything that can go wrong by taking an action or making an initiation.

And this ‘incessant uncontrolled habit’ of ‘self-deception’ in the form of ‘fear of the unknown’ is one of the biggest causes of ‘living unfulfilled lives’ in the life of millions of sapiens all over the world.


Don’t let this ‘fear of the unknown’ ruin your life. Identify the ‘real fear’ from the ‘imaginary fear’. 

For Most of Us, Most of The Time, Fear Is a Paper Tiger.

It Has No Real Existence Except In Our Mind.

Analyze, is it in reality, out there, or just a mental hypothetical creation, or hallucination.

Once you understand the reality behind the fear of the unknown, it vanishes, as if it were never there before, much in the same way a little child who is scared terribly of a monstrous ghost in her dreams, starts to smile at the name of the ghost when she realizes that…

There Was No Ghost Out There, It Was In Her Mind.

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