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Fear: Healthy or Unhealthy?
By Beth Beutler
1 Most people are afraid of something. Some are more fearful than others, but very few people have no fears at all.
2 Some fears are a natural mechanism to protect us from danger. For example, we have a healthy fear of stepping out onto a road full of traffic or jumping off a rocky cliff. Our minds are designed to give us some natural instincts so that we don't do things that would harm ourselves.
3 Sometimes, though, people suffer from unnatural or unfounded fears. These are sometimes referred to as phobias. According to the dictionary, a phobia is a "persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it."
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