Thoughtful article with a song to help combat the ‘politics of fear’. Thnx Andy.
Once upon a time fear was a gift from nature – it triggered our “fight or flight” mechanism, vital to keeping us alive. Especially when we lived in a less built up world where every day we faced things tht could kill us.
It seems to me though that most of our fears these days have very little to do with “fight or flight” and keeping us alive. In fact, I think that most of our fears these days are completely manufactured to serve particular interests. Like for instance the constant fears that we’re not beautiful enough, don’t own the right clothes or car, fears that other people are having more fun than us, fear that if we don’t insure everything we own and our life, one day something will happen and our entire existence will amount to nothing.
The advertising industry has as long as it’s existed cultivated fear…
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