All fears stem from the fear of death

I have heard this statement several times, but dont quite understand it fully. For instance, how does a fear of public speaking equal a fear of death. Can anyone elaborate on this?

January 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@dogwithamoustache, in public speaking you are exposed and therefore your costume is removed, resulting in the death of that entity that you only want others to see/know?

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zach (3) (@zman) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@dogwithamoustache, I agree with @rickyferdon all fear comes from the fact that we are connected to this entity who we think is ourselves when in reality we are a completely different person all the time. Our fear stems from ignorance of our true nature.

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Afgoo (23) (@afgoo) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Perhaps a reference to evolution? In the past fear stemmed only from the potential to be ostracized from the group or mauled by an animal, both of which resulted in death. Now that life is so much easier to live our primal fear isn’t really as useful anymore but still bleeds over into our social life. Nowadays being ostracized isn’t a life or death situation but our primal urge still kicks in to a degree. Heard this information somewhere you should look into it more though for a better grasp of the concept!

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