Friday, December 12, 2008


It is comforting to know that there has been little or nothing to fear lately. But now that I am thinking of it, it occurs to me that fear is scary. There should be a nice concise way to put it though. "Fear is something to be afraid of more than other things." "Nothing is as scary as fear is when you think about it." Fear is itself something worth fearing, or being afraid of." I think I am getting close but I'm not quite there.


s.k.namanny said...

Various orators throughout history have made the same attempt. To wit:
"As long as there is fear, you're probably still afraid of at least that." -Marcus Aurelius
"If fear is the only thing you're still afraid of, that's still pretty bad." -Cicero
"There is only one thing to be afraid of, and that either global thermonuclear war, or fear. Or finding a rat's tail in your big mac. Or the military industrial complex. OK, there's a lot, but the fearing fear per se kind of covers them all . . . " -D. Eisenhower
"Be ye not afraid, lest whilst fearing fear itself ye fear fearing that fear which feareth itself." -Jesus Christ.

So don't feel bad, some pretty smart blokes have tried and only come close.

Anonymous said...

Uh, "you have nothing to fear but fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt. It's also the title of one of the Golden Girls Episodes.