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The biggest fear people have, and the one most important to overcome, is the fear of facing up to reality. People would rather live an illusion than wake up to reality. Why?

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Asked by truth exposed, 27 Feb '13 10:06 pm
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Pain is an unavoidable reality of life. Dont run away. The key to success is to learn how to accept the pain and grow from it.
What is the opposite of pain?

Nine out of ten people will say, Pleasure.

Incorrect. The actual opposite of pain is no pain - i.e. comfort. And while comfort may be very nice, it is not the ultimate pleasure. A person who goes through life chasing comfort will be very disappointed at the end - because if you spend your life avoiding pain, you will also avoid the deepest pleasures.

As much as everyone tries to minimize pain in life, the fact remains that pain is unavoidable. Everything has its ups and downs. Therefore, if we want to succeed in life, the key is not to eliminate pain entirely (for that is impossible), but rather to learn how to understand and accept the pain.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 27 Feb '13 10:09 pm

 
  
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Seeing REALITY convinces u of the need to change. And change means death of the present and birth of the new......transformation. And it is this change that people fear.
The present, however miserable, is familiar to us, who knows what lies ahead of a change. So they are afraid to move ahead. When a donkey encounters a rain, it stops immediately instead of running for a shelter. it fears that further advancing might bring more rain and inconvenience. Humans too behave like these donkeys, they suffer their whole life refusing to change, move from old to new!
Answered by Shunmugham, 28 Feb '13 11:32 am

 
  
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Have never faced such fear and hence can tell you why others do it
Answered by iqbal seth, 28 Feb '13 01:49 am

 
  
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Diverse thinkers, from the ancient Greek philosophers through contemporary quantum cosmology and eternal inflation theory, have called time an illusion. For them, the perception of time passing from present moment to present moment is an artefact of our psychology, so that anything real or true is real or true eternally and timelessly. The belief that reality lies in a timeless realm of truth, rather than in the flow of events our perceptions show us, might be supported by scientific argument but equally it reflects a metaphysical prejudice. Contemporary attempts to extend quantum theory to the cosmological, to encompass the whole Universe and not just a sub-system of it, are often couched in equations which suggest time is emergent from a timeless reality. But these attempts suffer from problems, both technical and conceptual, that are even more challenging than the usual conundrums of quantum theory. Several advances in the study of quantum gravity have shown that our four-dimensiona ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 27 Feb '13 11:15 pm

 
  
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