The opposite of fear is not courage, but curiosity.

Curiosity is also the opposite of shame.

Fear and shame operate in the limbic system, the more primal engines of our neurology. Curiosity operates in the frontal cortex, the more recent and analytical aspects of our neurology.

Fear solicits a problem responding module, the “fight, flight, or faint” system. Curiosity invokes a problem solving module. Courage can be a positive counterbalance to fear. Curiosity, however, is a cure to fear.

About VIA

One comment

  1. Pingback: #GLS19 | Live Notes, Day 2 | vialogue

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: