Re-entering an abyss of existential fear

Real terror can only be personal.

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Fear is one of life’s first defence mechanisms. Evolution helped instil a healthy fear response in our earliest ancestors. A hunter gatherer hears a rustling in the bushes but doesn’t know what it is. The brave wonders what’s volunteering for the dinner menu and closes in. The fearful imagines a threat and retreats. Some of the time, it…

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Researching a road map from our imperilled world into one with a livable future with as much good humour as I can muster along the way.

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Michael Nabert

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Researching a road map from our imperilled world into one with a livable future with as much good humour as I can muster along the way.

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